Producer responsibility organizations are required to provide funding or reimbursement to local governments or their service providers for aspects of the local recycling system under ORS 459A.890 (Section 13 of the Recycling Modernization Act). PROs need to describe how they will fulfill these requirements in their program plans which must be submitted to DEQ by March 31, 2024. DEQ is preparing rules in order to ensure PROs understand how they need to fund local governments and what to include in their program plans.
Compensation to expand recycling collection
All Oregon cities and counties, regardless of size, will be eligible to receive funding from producer responsibility organizations for new expansion of on-route collection for residents and businesses, depot collection or both for covered recycling products under ORS 459A.890(5).
For more information about local governments' eligibility to receive funding for expanding recycling collection services and the Needs Assessment Survey, visit DEQ's web page Local Government Recycling Collection Expansion Needs Assessment.