Name and location
Wood Waste Management LLC
7315 NE 47th Ave., Portland, Ore.
Comment by 5 p.m. Oct. 30, 2020
Metro will accept comments regarding this application by email, phone or mail.
Email: [email protected]
Mail: Metro - WPES Policy & Compliance
600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232
Description of facility and application
Metro issued Solid Waste Facility No. L-118-20 to Wood Waste Management LLC, a yard debris reload facility, which became effective on July 1, 2020, and expires on June 30, 2025. Metro has a longstanding practice of providing public notice and a 30-day comment period for a license renewal application before deciding whether to approve or deny it. However, Metro delayed the public comment period for this license by six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Metro is soliciting comments on this application from Oct. 1 to 30, 2020, and may amend the license based on new information received during the public comment period.
Wood Waste Management LLC is authorized to accept yard debris and land clearing debris which is consolidated and transported to composting facilities. The facility also accepts source-separated untreated wood waste which is chipped and reloaded to facilities for use as boiler fuel, and soils and inert materials which are screened and resold. The facility does not accept food waste and no composting will occur.
Wood Waste Management LLC has operated as a Metro-licensed facility since 2005. The facility property is zoned General Industrial and operation of this facility is allowed in this zone by the city of Portland. Wood Waste Management LLC is not currently required to obtain a solid waste permit from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
A copy of the license application, staff report and current license can be downloaded from the links below.
Public notice update: Dec. 3, 2020
Metro received four comments in support of Wood Waste Management LLC during the public comment period. The comments and Metro’s response can be found in the public comment summary below.