Scott Klag

Oregon Metro

Scott Klag works as a Senior Planner for Metro, a directly elected regional government serving 1.6 million people in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Scott has worked at Metro for many years developing and implementing a wide range of recycling and solid waste policies and programs. Over the past fifteen years, Scott has been very active in product stewardship, currently serving as Vice President on the Board of the national Product Stewardship Institute and as co-chair of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council. He has helped successfully pass product stewardship legislation in Oregon for e- scrap (Oregon E-cycles) and the country’s first stewardship legislation for paint (PaintCare). He is currently working on statewide legislation for producer responsibility for a broad range of Hazardous Household Wastes beyond paint. Other stewardship legislative efforts have included initiatives on rechargeable batteries and mercury lighting. He also helped with the successful modernization of Oregon’s Bottle Bill that raised the deposit and expanded coverage to include almost all consumer beverages.