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From current requests for bids and proposals to contractor, landscaper and solid waste management licenses, Metro is ready to do business with you.

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Doing business with Metro

Learn how Metro purchases goods and services...Go

Requests for bids and proposals

View current requests for bids and proposals for contracting opportunities with Metro...Go

Minority, women, and emerging small business program

Metro's MWESB program is designed to increase access, remove barriers to participation and improve contracting policies...Go

First Opportunity Target Area

Download a factsheet about outreach and proposal solicitation requirements for Oregon Convention Center, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts and Portland Expo Center projects...Download

Regional contractor’s business license

Contractors and landscapers can buy a single license from Metro to construct, alter and repair structures in 20 cities...Go

Solid waste management franchising and licensing

Find resources for solid waste generators, haulers and facility operators, including regulatory authority, administrative procedures, applications and renewal forms...Go

Metro accounts for solid waste haulers

Find tips for solid waste haulers doing business with Metro. Learn about the automated access lanes, payment information and required documentation needed to obtain a Metro account... Go

Solid Waste Information System

Use Solid Waste Information System eFile to file solid waste regulatory reports, fee and tax returns or to remit solid waste fees and taxes. SWIS eFile is for holders of solid waste licenses, solid waste franchises and designated facility agreements...Go

Metro's online store

Visit Metro's secure online store to purchase maps, publications, business licenses and an annual parking pass for Metro's parks...Go

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Sustainable business resources

Fork it Over! to reduce hunger and waste

Join the many area grocers, restaurants, caterers and food service companies that are helping get good food to hungry people and keep it out of the landfill.

Construction salvage and recycling

Find out how you can save money and build more sustainably by reusing and recycling construction and demolition debris.

Employer trip-reduction programs

Employers can establish customized trip-reduction programs with help from experienced Metro staff.


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Green on the job

Whether you work in a child care center, restaurant, cubicle or construction site, Metro can help you reduce, reuse and recycle. From cleaning green to salvaging building materials, learn ways to make the most of valuable resources at work.

Small business hazardous waste program

If your business generates small amounts of hazardous waste, you may qualify as a Conditionally Exempt Generator.

Green from the Ground Up

Discover seminars for land-savvy building professionals.

Bleach safety kits for child care facilities

Discover ways to make your child care facility safer by using chemicals carefully and choosing less-toxic products. Get started today with Metro's videos, posters and hands-on tools.

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did you know?

Metro has approved BETC credits available for pass-through partners

Metro, has a number of Business Energy Tax Credits available for qualifying pass-through partners. Tax credits are available beginning in the 2012 tax year for a period of up to five years. Credit is available for one approved project now; download a certification letter below. Additional qualifying projects are pending final approval. For more information, contact Renée Pace at or 503-797-1911.

View available credit
Download a BETC fact sheet
Visit the program website

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Green landscaping

Earn your green thumb

Boost your reputation as an earth-friendly landscaper at or become an accredited organic land care practitioner with

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Metro offers practical tools to help contractors, architects and developers save money, earn green building credits and keep building materials out of the landfill.

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