In response to changes in Oregon’s recycling laws, the opportunity to recycle is being extended to all residential and commercial tenants of multi-tenant properties. The change will require cities and counties to ensure properties with tenants that share garbage collection service also receive recycling collection by July 2022. This requirement is for cities with 4,000 or more residents, cities within the Metro Service District and counties which manage programs within those cities’ urban growth boundaries.
How was the Project Started?
In order to support implementation of this statutory change, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) staff conducted research to understand the conditions and stakeholder perspectives around offering recycling collection service to multi-tenant properties. Research included stakeholder interviews and surveys, property surveys and counts, and analysis of collection service levels.
When was the Project Started?
When was the Project Completed, or is it Ongoing?
What are the Results to Date?
Research results have been shared with stakeholders on our webpage: http://www.oregon.gov/deq/mm/Pages/Multi-Tenant-Stakeholder-Resources.aspx.
DEQ also formed a stakeholder workgroup to examine results and brainstorm/review a framework for improvement options. This workgroup concluded these efforts in July 2018.
What are the Resources Needed, including Time, Cost, Etc.?
- Brian Stafki
- Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
- Material Recovery Specialist