Final administrative rules for material recovery and conversion technology facilities
Effective March 1, 2018, Metro is implementing administrative rules to guide the licensing and inspection of facilities that receive source-separated recyclable materials as well as some facilities that convert waste to energy or fuel.
The Metro Council established licensing and inspection requirements for these types of facilities through amendments to Metro Code Chapters 5.00 and 5.01, adopted in October 2017. The administrative rules were approved by Metro's Chief Operating Officer following two public comment periods in 2017.
Recovery standards for wood waste have changed
Effective Nov. 12, 2015, the Metro Council has temporarily suspended portions of the Enhanced Dry Waste Recovery Program as it pertains to wood waste processing and recovery requirements. For more information, review the council resolution and staff report, a letter to facility operators providing guidance on how Metro intends to implement EDWRP in the interim and a fact sheet.
Solid Waste regulatory guidance bulletins numbers three and eight have been updated and the revised bulletins are posted below.