Name and location
GSS Transfer, LLC.
2131 NW Birdsdale Ave, Gresham, OR 97030
Comment by 5 p.m. August 30, 2019
Metro will accept comments regarding this application by mail, fax and email.
Comments should be addressed to:
Metro SWICC - Joanna Dyer
600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232
Description of facility and application
GSS Transfer, LLC (Gresham Sanitary Service), an existing solid waste facility located at 2131 NW Birdsdale Avenue in Gresham, submitted an application to Metro to renew its transfer station franchise to receive putrescible solid waste (garbage) generated within the Metro region for reload and transport to a landfill for disposal. Your comments on the franchise application are welcome and must be submitted to Metro by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019.
Gresham Sanitary Service is a locally owned and operated company that has operated in the Gresham area since 1948. Since 1992, Gresham Sanitary, in addition to its garbage collection services, has been operating a garbage consolidation facility for its own hauling company. In 2016, Gresham Sanitary obtained its first Metro transfer station franchise so it could haul its consolidated garbage directly to a landfill. The facility currently operates under authority of a Metro-issued franchise (No. F-019-16C) to operate a transfer station to receive putrescible solid waste (garbage) for consolidation into transfer trailers which is then transported primarily to the Wasco County Landfill in The Dalles, Oregon. The facility property is zoned Heavy Industrial and operation of a transfer station is permitted. The facility holds a DEQ Solid Waste Disposal Site Permit and manages stormwater in accordance with DEQ guidelines. If the franchise renewal is approved by the Metro Council, the applicant would continue its current operation.
A copy of the franchise application can be downloaded from links below. In the fall of 2019, Metro Council will consider whether to renew this franchise. In addition to submitting written comments during the open comment period, you may provide testimony to the Metro Council at the meeting at which this franchise application will be considered. Once the date of that meeting is set, more information will be provided on this webpage. Metro provides guidelines on how to provide testimony to the Metro Council to ensure your input can be heard.
If approved by the Metro Council, the new franchise will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and remain in effect for five years.