Every day we throw stuff away. And behind the rumble of trucks on trash day is an entire system that collects, transports and sorts that stuff.
Metro is now asking for input related to this system. Take an interactive survey and tell Metro what the future of garbage and recycling looks like to you. Your ideas will be used to help shape the system for decades to come.
Let’s talk trash.
Take an interactive survey about the future of garbage and recycling.
Take the survey
When you take the survey, you’ll be able to prioritize several aspects of the garbage and recycling system that reflect your vision of the future. You’ll then be able to dig into those priorities. For example:
- What about the products we buy? Would you prioritize minimizing their impacts on the environment or public health before they become garbage?
- What about the jobs the system provides and the economy it supports?
- What about the quality and availability of garbage and recycling services?
- And more.
There are plenty of places in the survey to leave comments as well.
The survey is a part of Metro's ongoing engagement with communities around greater Portland to develop the 2030 Regional Waste Plan, which will guide how the garbage and recycling system is managed for years to come. The plan will include:
- A vision for reducing the overall impacts of goods consumed in the region – not just the disposal of those goods but also the production of them
- Policies to help ensure the availability of garbage and recycling services for everyone
- Goals for achieving what residents want from the system by 2030
- A plan that identifies actions to accomplish those goals, and ways to measure progress.
So what’s your vision? Tell Metro. Take the survey by Oct. 15 and get a voucher for one free gallon of MetroPaint.