Temporary administrative rule for transitional putrescible wet waste allocations
Metro’s chief operating officer signed an interim administrative rule, effective Nov. 8, 2019, governing the allocation of putrescible wet waste to private transfer stations for calendar year 2020.
Administrative rules for business food waste requirement
Effective Oct. 31, 2018, Metro implemented administrative rules to provide a region-wide standard for the separation and collection of food waste from certain food-waste-generating businesses. These rules include requirements for local governments to enforce the collection of food waste separate from garbage.
Metro Council established requirements for food-waste generating businesses through an amendment to Metro Code Chapter 5.10, adopted in July 2018. The administrative rules were approved by Metro’s chief operating officer following a public comment period in 2017 and a second public comment period in 2018.
More information on Metro's food scraps policy
Administrative rules for material recovery and conversion technology facilities
Effective March 1, 2018, Metro implemented administrative rules to guide the licensing and inspection of facilities that receive source-separated recyclable materials as well as some facilities that convert waste to energy or fuel.
Metro Council established licensing and inspection requirements for these types of facilities through amendments to Metro Code Chapters 5.00 and 5.01, adopted in October 2017. The administrative rules were approved by Metro's chief operating officer following two public comment periods in 2017.
Recovery standards for wood waste
Effective Nov. 12, 2015, Metro Council has temporarily suspended portions of the Enhanced Dry Waste Recovery Program as it pertains to wood waste processing and recovery requirements. For more information, review the council resolution and staff report, a letter to facility operators providing guidance on how Metro intends to implement EDWRP in the interim and a fact sheet.
Solid waste regulatory guidance bulletins numbers three and eight have been updated and the revised bulletins are posted below.