The plan guides ongoing work to reduce the amount and toxicity of waste generated and disposed, and to advance sustainable practices in the solid waste system.
The solid waste and recycling system overview provides background on how the system works today.
Before Metro updates the plan in 2018, it is revisiting how the region handles garbage and other discarded materials. As it develops a Solid Waste Road Map in advance of the update, residents will be asked to participate in discussions and other forums to provide their perspectives and ideas.
Public comments on the plan are summarized and addressed in the 2008 Responsiveness Report.