Reuse and Recycling

ORS 459A.475
Legislative findings

  • policy

The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that:


It is the policy of the State of Oregon to conserve and protect its resources. The maintenance of a quality environment for the people of this state now and in the future is a matter of statewide concern.


The volume of solid waste generated within the state, an increased rate in the consumption of products and materials, including paper products, and the absence of adequate programs and procedures for the reuse and recycling of these products and materials threaten the quality of the environment and well-being of the people of Oregon. [2003 c.794 §188]
Note: 459A.475 (Legislative findings) to 459A.490 (Paper conservation) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 459A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
§§ 459A.700 to 459A.740

(formerly 459.810 to 459.890)

Notes of Decisions

The "bottle bill" is a valid exercise of Oregon's police power and is valid under the U.S. Constitution and the Oregon Constitution. Am. Can Co. v. Ore. Liquor Control Comm., 15 Or App 618, 517 P2d 691 (1973)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of constitutional provision requiring payments based on government regulations restricting use of property, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Citations

53 OLR 479-482 (1974); 4 EL 419-427 (1974); 54 OLR 175 (1975)

§§ 459A.005 to 459A.085

(formerly 459.165 to 459.200)

Law Review Citations

15 EL 387 (1985)


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Jun. 26, 2021