On April 23, 2020, Metro’s chief operating officer temporarily suspended the requirement for material recovery facilities to sort dry waste and conduct quarterly sampling of residual waste as required by Metro’s Enhanced Dry Waste Recovery Program (EDWRP). Metro suspended these requirements to help protect worker health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This action is in addition to the wood waste recovery requirement that Metro suspended in November 2015.
Note that although Metro has temporarily suspended certain recovery, sampling and reporting requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro still requires that all mixed dry waste generated within the region be transported to an authorized material recovery facility prior to disposal.
For more information on the temporary suspension of certain EDWRP provisions, review the council resolution, emergency declaration and staff report below. If you have any questions regarding EDWRP or the suspended requirements, contact Will Ennis at [email protected].