July 1, 2023 update
Metro held a 30-day public comment period on the Best Buy in Town solid waste facility license renewal application from April 13 to May 12, 2023. Metro received three comments during the comment period. On June 16, 2023, Metro issued a solid waste facility license to Best Buy in Town. The term of the license began on July 1, 2023 and will expire on June 30, 2028. The license and staff report are now available.
Name and location:
Best Buy in Town, Inc.
2200 NE Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, Ore.
Description of facility and application
Best Buy in Town, Inc. submitted an application to Metro to renew its solid waste facility license to operate a yard debris consolidation and transfer facility. The facility’s current license (No. L-065-18A) authorizes Best Buy in Town to:
- Accept and consolidate yard debris for transfer to facilities that produce compost.
- Accept and consolidate wood waste and land-clearing debris for transfer to facilities with industrial boilers that use the recovered wood to generate energy in place of non-renewable fossil fuels.
- Serve as a consolidation and transfer site for yard debris generated in the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s designated Japanese beetle quarantine area.
The facility does not accept food waste and no composting occurs on site. The facility has not proposed any changes to its current operation.
Best Buy in Town has been licensed by Metro since 1998 and has served as a transfer site for yard debris from the Japanese beetle quarantine area since 2020. The property is zoned Industrial (IN) by the City of Hillsboro and the facility’s proposed activities are allowed outright in this zone by the city. The facility also holds a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid Waste Disposal Permit.
A copy of the license renewal application can be downloaded via the link below. If approved, the renewed solid waste facility license would take effect on July 1, 2023 and remain in effect for five years. Metro will respond to comments received during the public notice period in a staff report, which will be posted to this webpage when available.