In addition to registering, manufacturers must also participate in
an Oregon E-Cycles recycling program. Manufacturers may participate in the
DEQ-administered State Contractor Program (SCP) or, if certain requirements are met, implement individual or group manufacturer programs operating under plans approved by DEQ.
Participants in the SCP pay a recycling fee to DEQ
to fund the costs of that program. Recycling fees are a per-pound fee based on manufacturers’ respective return shares by weight. Return shares are based on market share by weight of devices sold in or into Oregon during the previous year. DEQ sends participants in the SCP
an invoice for their recycling fees July 1; payment is due Sept. 1.
Participants in individual and group manufacturer programs are responsible for the costs
of their programs. Contact the recycling program representatives
for more information about how their fees are assessed.