This fall or in early 2020 the Metro Council will consider proposed amendments to Metro’s solid waste code that seek to:
- Update definitions
- Provide more clarity regarding the relationship between the regional system fee (which is assessed on all garbage in the region) and Metro’s own transfer station fees
- Provide more flexibility for Metro to adjust its transfer station fees when necessary to address changing market conditions
- Establish requirements to govern Metro’s administrative rulemaking process for the entire solid waste code
Metro is hosting a meeting to discuss these proposed code amendments, answer questions and receive feedback. This meeting is open to the public.