On March 7, the Metro Council approved the 2030 Regional Waste Plan. The plan is a blueprint for how Metro, city and county governments, and the residents and businesses of greater Portland will:
- reduce the environmental and health impacts of the products we make, use and dispose
- provide high quality and equitable services in the garbage and recycling system that manages our discarded waste.
A key framework of the plan is advancing equity in services and system benefits for communities of color and other historically marginalized communities.
To help achieve this, the plan identifies an oversight structure to include:
In June 2019, the Metro Council will consider amendments to the Metro Code to put that last committee in place.
Metro invites comments on this proposal from April 29 to May 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. Comments may be submitted to [email protected] or through an online form.
Following the public comment period, Metro staff will review the comments and then develop the proposal that will be submitted to the Metro Council for consideration.
April 29 – May 20, 2019
Public comment period held
Metro Council considers establishment of the committee
Mid-June to mid-July 2019
If the committee is established by Metro Council, solicitation of committee member nominations begins
Late July 2019
Metro Council appoints committee members
First meeting of committee is held