The Waste Fee Policy Task Force will provide recommendations to Metro Council on solid waste fee policy. The solid waste fee setting process is guided by a core set of criteria used to ensure effective management of the regional solid waste system. The Task Force will review existing fee policy criteria, consider primary policy drivers for fee setting, including material subsidies and incentives for waste reduction. Members are drawn from those who actively participate in the broader garbage and recycling system.
The Task Force will convene in November 2023 and will be asked to make recommendations to the Metro Council by the end of February 2024. This timeline will allow the Metro Council to consider the Task Force’s recommendations as part of their fee setting process for fiscal year 2024-25.