Join this public hearing to comment on administrative rules for proposed changes to the waste tonnage allocation rules in greater Portland.
Metro is proposing administrative rules to allocate a portion of regional waste tonnage to private transfer stations that meet regional waste plan goals. These aims include providing living wages, increasing diversity in the workforce and reducing environmental impacts at private transfer stations in the region. These goals reflect the regional waste plan focus on equity, centering the voices, values, and needs of historically marginalized communities in the region’s garbage and recycling system.
How to provide comment in this hearing
Please read the attached documents before commenting. The first document contains the draft administrative rules. Also included is a document that provides answers to common questions regarding goals-based tonnage allocation. The third document describes specific regional waste plan goals, the criteria for meeting these goals, and how to report and implement them.
Your comments and feedback can be provided to stakeholders during this online meeting. You will be able to share comments verbally for 2-5 minutes in a public hearing format.
If you are not able to attend, you may provide written comment between May 13 through June 11.