Solid Waste Management

ORS 459.415
Department approval for collection activity required

  • written proposal


Before any local government operates a permanent collection depot or periodic collection events for household hazardous waste or hazardous waste generated by conditionally exempt small quantity generators, the local government shall receive written approval from the Department of Environmental Quality.


In requesting written approval from the department, a local government unit proposing to operate a permanent collection depot or periodic collection events shall submit a detailed proposal. The proposal shall include at least the following information:


Measures to be taken to insure safety of the public and employees or volunteers working at the collection site;


Measures to be taken to prevent spills or releases of hazardous waste and a plan to respond to a spill or release if one occurs;


A copy of the request for proposals for a contractor to properly manage and recycle or dispose of the waste collected in a manner consistent with the rules of the Environmental Quality Commission for hazardous waste collection, storage, transportation and disposal; and


Measures to be implemented to insure no waste is accepted from generators of hazardous waste subject to regulation under ORS 466.005 (Definitions for ORS 453.635 and 466.005 to 466.385) to 466.385 (Amendment of comprehensive plan and land use regulations) unless the intent is to specifically collect such waste.


The department may request additional information about the proposed program from the local government unit. The department shall not approve a program unless the program provides adequate provisions to protect the public health, safety and the environment. [1989 c.833 §75; 1993 c.560 §52]
Chapter 459

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Power of department to regulate mining activities or recovery of oil and geothermal resources, (1972) Vol 35, p 1100; authority of Environmental Quality Commission and Department of Environmental Quality to regulate disposition of food processing byproducts determined to be solid waste, (1979) Vol 39, p 770

Law Review Citations

16 WLR 459 (1979)


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Jun. 26, 2021