Monday, December 28, 2009

New Oregon Laws for 2010

Here are some new laws that went into effect today!

Oregon has outlawed use of handheld cell phones in Oregon for all drivers. Cell phones with hands-free attachments are allowable only for those over 18 years of age. Text messaging banned for all drivers.

Also beginning today, it will be illegal to dispose of televisions, computers and monitors in the garbage or at disposal sites such as landfills, transfer stations and incinerators.
To find the Oregon E-Cycles site nearest you, visit


Not a law but a good idea. No cost cell phone recycling. This started in the Fall but its good to know if you got new "toys" for the holidays.

The cell phone recycling boxes will be in the following county locations: McCoy Building, North Portland Health Clinic, Elections Building, Yeon Annex, Mid-County Health Clinic, Multnomah County East Building, Multnomah Building, Central Library, Midland Library, Hillsdale Library, and Gresham Library. Residents may bring any type of cell phone, smart phone or mp3 player to be recycled.