The Solid Waste Roadmap is a collection of projects that together address key decisions about how to get more out of the 1.3 million tons of garbage the greater Portland region sends to landfills every year. This is the stuff left after we recycle, compost and reduce overall waste. Metro is looking at a range of options to get more out of the garbage.
About the term "solid waste"
"Solid waste" is a term for what most people call "garbage and recycling," or just "garbage." The term is used throughout state law and local government charter language, and then gets carried over into department names, report titles, and projects - as in the Solid Waste Roadmap.