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Oregon


Disposal Ban

  • None

Labeling

  • Only for thermostats and must be consistent with other states

Product Ban

  • Mercury containing lamps with mercury content exceeding the following thresholds.
    • 4 milligrams for screw-based compact fluorescent lamps less than 25 watts.
    • 5 milligrams for compact fluorescent lamps equal to or more than 25 watts and less than 40 watts.
    • 3 milligrams for straight fluorescent T5 lamps with a normal lifetime.
    • 4 milligrams for straight fluorescent T8 lamps with a normal lifetime. 
    • 5 milligrams for straight fluorescent T5 and T8 lamps with a long lifetime.
    • 15 milligrams for T12 8-foot straight fluorescent lamps.

    “Long lifetime” means 25,000 hours or more when tested on an electronic ballast, including T8 instant start ballasts and T5 programmed start ballasts, and turned off and on every three hours.

    “Normal lifetime” means less than 25,000 hours when tested on an electronic ballast, including T8 instant start ballasts and T5 programmed start ballasts, and turned off and on every three hours.

  • Fever Thermometers, novelties with encapsulated mercury, mercury light switches in cars and as of January 1, 2006 thermostats

Manufacturer Collection/Recycle

  • Thermostats only, but 2007 law instructs municipalities to submit plans by July 2011 for reducing mercury discharges that may include recycling requirements on lamps, batteries, and other items.

Notification

  • None

Statute