Oregon legislation update - February 2021

Oregon's session runs Jan. 19 to June 28, 2021:

Modernizing Oregon's recycling systemSB 582-1 is the result of the Recycling Steering Committee (RSC), convened for two years to modernize Oregon's recycling system, which would require producers of covered products to join a producer responsibility organization, submit a program plan to DEQ, and to reimburse local governments for certain expenses, among other requirements of a statewide EPR system for consumer brands and packaging producers. The Senate Environment committee is scheduled to hear the bill Feb. 25. The National Law Review and OPB covered the legislation which has become SB 582-1.

Mattress stewardshipSB 570 had a hearing January 28 and is still under consideration. 

Right to RepairHB 2698 is scheduled to be heard March 1 in the House Business & Labor committee.

HHW stewardshipHB 2955, which establishes a product stewardship program for household hazardous waste (HHW), had a hearing and is still under consideration.