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Oregon Recycling System Advisory Council

The Oregon Recycling System Advisory Council, or Recycling Council, will advise DEQ and the Producer Responsibility Organizations on key recycling system elements, including the uniform statewide collection list, PRO program plans, and more. The Council consists of 17 members appointed by the Governor, plus two non-voting members of the Legislature appointed by the Senate President and Speaker of the House. Members of the Council represent local governments, community-based organizations representing the interests of historically underserved groups, small business, environmental nonprofit organizations, the recycling industry, service providers, processors or material end users and producers of covered products or producer trade associations or suppliers. 

The Recycling Council was first convened in spring 2022 for the initial development and implementation phase of the Recycling Modernization Act, and will continue throughout ongoing implementation in perpetuity.

The Recycling Council adopted rules at their August 2022 meeting. View the adopted rules.

The Recycling Council is now accepting applications for two vacancies, one representing an environmental nonprofit and one representing producers. Learn more about the Recycling Council, or apply to serve.​

Chair: Scott Keller, City of Beaverton
Representing: Local government

Term(s): 7/1/23 - 6/30/27 

Vice-Chair: Taylor Cass Talbott, Ground Score Association
Representing: Community-based organizations

Term(s): 7/1/23 - 6/30/27

Scott Byrne, Sonoco
Representing: Producers
Terms(s): 7/1/24 - 6/30/25

Sonya Carlson, BRING Recycling
Representing: Environmental non-profit
Term(s): 5/1/24 - 6/30/25

Dylan de Thomas, The Recycling Partnership
Representing: Producers

Term(s): 7/1/23 - 6/30/27

Dan Felton, Ameripen
Representing: Producers
Term(s): 1/12/22 - 6/30/25 

Sergio Garcia-Cruz, Centro Cultural
Representing: Community-based organizations
Term(s): 1/12/22 - 6/30/25 

Jill Hrycyk, Metro
Representing: Local government
Term(s): 11/1/23 - 6/30/25

Steve Kramer, Wasco County
Representing: Local government
Term(s): 1/12/22 - 6/30/24 ​

Laura Leebrick, Rogue Waste Systems
Representing: Recycling Industry
Term(s): 7/1/23 - 6/30/27 ​ 

Angie Marzano, Lane County
Representing: Local government
Term(s): 1/12/22 - 6/30/24 

Rep. Susan McLain, Oregon House of Representatives
Representing: Oregon House (non-voting)
Term(s): As appointed by the House of Representatives

Celeste Meiffren-Swango, Environment Oregon
Representing: Environmental non-profit
Term(s): 1/12/22 - 6/30/24 

Jason Pierzina, International Paper
Representing: Recycling Industry
Term(s): 1/12/22 - 6/30/24 

Joan Popowics, Procter & Gamble
Representing: Producers
Term(s): 1/12/22 - 6/30/24 

Alando Simpson, City of Roses Disposal & Recycling
Representing: Recycling Industry
Term(s): 1/12/22 - 6/30/25 

Vinod Singh, Far West Recycling
Representing: Recycling Industry
Term(s): 1/12/22 - 6/30/25 

Elizabeth Start, Start Consulting Group
Representing: Small business
Term(s): 1/12/22 - 6/30/24 

Sen. Lynn Findley, Oregon State Senate
Representing: Oregon Senate (non-voting)
Term(s): As appointed by the Senate​


​​​Subcommittee meetings are a time for Recycling Council members to discuss and hold work sessions on the PRO Plan, based on prioritized subject area. The subcommittee meetings are open to the public, but all non-Council attendees will be in “listen only" mode and the subcommittee meetings will not include public input. Public input times are scheduled for the June 11 regular meeting of the Recycling Council and a special meeting of the Recycling Council the week of June 24 (date and time pending).
 
All meetings will be held on Zoom, with pre-registration required, and all meeting times are shown in Pacific Time.


Producer Fees

Meeting 1: April 23, 2024

Meeting 2: May 30, 2024, 9-11 a.m.

Meeting 3: June 6, 2024, 9-11 a.m.

 

System expansion

Meeting 1: April 24, 2024

Meeting 2: May 29, 2024, 1-3 p.m.

Meeting 3: June 6, 2024, 1-3 p.m.

 

USCL On-ramp

Meeting 1: April 25, 2024

​Meeting 2: May 29, 2024, 9-11 a.m.

 

Education

Meeting 1: April 29, 2024

Meeting 2: May 22, 2024, 9-11 a.m.

 

Responsible End Markets

Meeting 1: April 30, 2024

Meeting 2: May 23, 2024, 1-3 p.m.

Meeting 3: May 29, 2024, 1-3 p.m.

 

PRO Depots

Meeting 1: May 15, 2024

Meeting 2: May 28, 2024, 1-3 p.m.

Meeting 3: June 5, 2024, 1-3 p.m.

 

Equity

Meeting 1: May 22, 2024, 1-3 p.m.

Register for this meeting  

Meeting 2: May 28, 2024, 9-11 a.m.


​​​​​​​Oregon Recycling System Advisory Council Meeting/Reunión Consejo Asesor del Sistema de Reciclaje de Oregon 

Meeting 12, April 9, 2024

Meeting 11: Feb. 28, 2024

Meeting 10: Dec. 7, 2023
Meeting 9: Oct. 17, 2023
​Meeting 8: Aug. 22, 2023
Meeting 7: June 12, 2023

Meeting 6: April 17, 2023

Meeting 5: March 6, 2023

Meeting 4: Dec. 15, 2022

Meeting 3: Oct. 20, 2022

Meeting 2: Aug. 18, 2022

Meeting 1: May 11, 2022 

Biennial legislative reports

Resources

Contact

Cheryl Grabham, 503-504-7906
Materials Management Program Manager