Oregon product stewardship bills 2021

The 2021 Oregon Legislature will consider packaging producer responsibility. Session runs Jan. 19 to June 28, 2021.

The Recycling Steering Committee (RSC), convened to modernize Oregon's recycling system, resulted in HB 2065, 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. There is also another packaging EPR bill under consideration, HB 2592.
Other Oregon bills to watch:

  • SB 570 Mattress stewardship
  • HB 2698 Right to Repair
  • HB 2618 Sharps study bill
  • HHW and Batteries stewardship bills are also expected