Name and location
Forest Grove Transfer Station
1525 B St, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Comment by 5 p.m. August 30, 2019
Metro will accept comments regarding this application by mail, fax and email.
Comments should be addressed to:
Metro SWICC - Joanna Dyer
600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232
Description of facility and application
Forest Grove Transfer Station, an existing solid waste facility located at 1525 B Street in Forest Grove, submitted an application to Metro to renew its transfer station franchise to receive garbage and recyclable materials generated within the Metro region for reload and transport to a landfill for disposal or an approved facility for recovery. Your comments on the franchise application are welcome and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.
Waste Management of Oregon Inc. is the owner and operator of Forest Grove Transfer Station. The transfer station commenced operation and obtained its first Metro franchise in 1985. The facility currently operates under authority of a Metro-issued franchise (No. F-004-08F) to operate a transfer station to receive putrescible solid waste (garbage) from commercial haulers and mixed non-putrescible (dry) waste and recyclable materials from the public. Forest Grove Transfer Station consolidates the garbage into transfer trailers which is then transported primarily to Columbia Ridge Landfill in Arlington, Oregon. The dry waste and recyclable materials are transported to Metro-approved facilities for sorting and recovery. The facility property is zoned General Industrial and operation of a transfer station is permitted. The facility holds a Solid Waste Disposal Site Permit and a Stormwater Discharge General Permit 1200-Z from Oregon DEQ. If the franchise renewal is approved by the Metro Council, the applicant would continue its current operation.
A copy of the franchise application can be downloaded from links below. In the fall of 2019, Metro Council will consider whether to renew this franchise. In addition to submitting written comments during the open comment period, you may provide testimony to the Metro Council at the meeting at which this franchise application will be considered. Once the date of that meeting is set, more information will be provided on this webpage. Metro provides guidelines on how to provide testimony to the Metro Council to ensure your input can be heard.
If approved by the Metro Council, the new franchise will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and remain in effect for five years.