The future Metro South recycling and transfer center is intended to serve as an asset to the local community. From site selection to design and service programming, input from the general community and key stakeholders will help inform Metro’s decisions throughout all phases of the project. This input will be considered alongside the technical and financial information Metro Council will use to make decisions about this needed investment in the greater Portland area’s garbage and recycling system.
During the early phase of the project, people who share their ideas, questions and opinions with Metro will help identify potential benefits, opportunities and challenges about the project and any sites being considered for purchase.
Once a site is chosen for purchase, community members and customers will be able to weigh in on design, services and programming for the future facility. Metro will also work with neighboring residents or businesses to create a Good Neighbor Agreement and a Community Benefits Agreement to guide the future operations and management of the facility.
In addition to engaging with a community advisory group, Metro is reaching out to other community members who may be directly impacted if a new recycling and transfer center is built on the site under consideration for purchase.
The intent is to raise awareness about the project and build ongoing relationships with a variety of stakeholders to support engagement around the transfer center’s design and services. Groups include:
- Unite Oregon, Metro’s community engagement partner for the project
- Neighboring businesses, residents
- Indigenous people and First Nations
- Local government partners
- Clackamas River conservation groups
- Solid waste industry
- Metro South Transfer Station customers
A list of recent engagements, along with links to applicable materials or videos, are listed below. For community advisory group meeting materials, visit the Metro South community advisory group page.
- Clackamas River Basin Council
- Clackamas River Water Providers
- Clackamas River Water District
- North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce
- Happy Valley City Council
- Neighboring business listening session
- Oregon City Board of Commissioners
- DoGood Multnomah Veterans Shelter and Veterans Village
- Community Planning Organizations for Clackamas County
- Community focus group #2
- Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable (PILR)
- Metro’s Regional Waste Advisory Committee (RWAC)
- Clackamas County Board of Commissioners