The Regional Waste Plan is the blueprint that guides how the region handles and transports more than 2 million tons of garbage, food scraps, yard trimmings, recycling, and hazardous waste every year to their final destinations. It also guides programs to reduce the total waste generated in greater Portland. The plan is updated every 10 years and is adopted by Metro Council.
The 2030 Regional Waste Plan: Your voice matters
Metro is working with communities around the region to update this plan to ensure the next Regional Waste Plan reflects the values and priorities of residents across the Portland region. The process will also include detailed technical analysis and the development of strategies for advancing the region as a leader in the protection of natural resources.
The 2030 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 equity in system, including access to services
- Goals for achieving what residents of greater Portland want from the system by 2030
- A plan that identifies short and long-term actions to accomplish those goals, and how to measure progress.