Between fall 2020 and spring 2021, Metro completed data collection and analysis of the Multifamily Garbage and Recycling Service Study to evaluate container volumes and collection frequency for garbage, recycling, and glass at apartment and condominium properties across the Metro region. The study establishes a baseline of service levels prior to the implementation of the updated regional service standard.
Study findings will be used to track progress implementing the updated service standards for people who live in apartments and condominiums as the regional service standard code changes go into effect over the next eight years.
The information gathered through this study also establishes the baseline for one of the key indicators of the 2030 Regional Waste Plan, namely, the share of multifamily properties with adequate collection service.
The 2030 Regional Waste Plan includes a robust measurement framework to evaluate progress toward the plan’s vision and goals. The plan includes five key indicators, which communicates the overall progress to a broad audience.
A three-page key indicator summary was published in January 2022 as part of the first 2030 Regional Waste Plan Progress report to share these findings.