Name and location
Willamette Resources Inc.
10295 SW Ridder Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070
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
Willamette Resources Inc., an existing solid waste facility located at 10295 SW Ridder Road in Wilsonville, submitted an application to Metro to renew its transfer station franchise to receive garbage and recyclable materials generated within the Metro region for reload and transport to a landfill for disposal or an approved facility for recovery. Your comments on the franchise application are welcome and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.
Republic Services is the owner of Willamette Resources Inc (WRI). WRI began operations in 1994 as a facility for the recovery of recyclable materials. It later evolved to become a waste transfer station operating under the authority of a Metro-issued franchise (No. F-005-08I) to operate a transfer station to receive putrescible waste (garbage), non-putrescible (dry) waste, yard debris, food waste, and recyclable materials. WRI consolidates the garbage into transfer trailers which is then transported primarily to Coffin Butte Landfill in Corvallis, Oregon. The mixed non-putrescible (dry) waste, such as construction and demolition debris, is sorted to recover recyclable materials, yard debris and food waste is transported to an approved compost facility, and recyclable materials are transported to approved recovery facilities. The facility property is zoned Industrial and operation of a transfer station is permitted. The facility holds a Solid Waste Disposal Site Permit and a Stormwater Discharge General Permit 1200-Z from DEQ. 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.