Name and location
3011 SW 170th Ave., Aloha, OR 97003
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-044-20 to Woodco to operate 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.
Woodco is authorized to accept yard debris which is reloaded to authorized facilities for processing or composting. The facility is also authorized to accept concrete which is reloaded to a facility for recycling. The facility does not accept food waste and no composting will occur.
Woodco is a locally-owned company that was founded in 1949 and has been operating under a Metro license since March 2005. The facility property is zoned Residential (R-15) and has a legally non-conforming use approval from Washington County to operate on this property. Woodco is not 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 five comments for Woodco during the public comment period. The comments and Metro’s response can be found in the public comment summary below.