Every day, residents and businesses of greater Portland throw stuff away – in the garbage, the recycling, or the compost bin. It adds up to some 2.4 million tons every year.
What was the last thing you threw away? Hear what others say.
Join the conversation.
Take a short survey about garbage and recycling.
While this daily ritual is embedded into our lives, the system behind it is largely invisible. What happens to that junk mail, that to-go container or that banana peel after we toss it and go on about our day? It all has to go somewhere.
Metro manages the system that handles and transports all that stuff. But how does that system work? And how should it work in the future?
Tell Metro what you think
Right now, Metro is working with communities, local governments and business leaders around the region to create a new blueprint for the garbage and recycling system. It’s called the 2030 Regional Waste Plan, and it’s being developed in five phases.
The first phase is happening now. And Metro is asking for your opinions in a short survey. What do you care about when it comes to garbage and recycling?
The survey is just one way people around greater Portland are talking to Metro about what’s important to them. Metro is also working with community-based organizations to host small group conversations. In addition, Metro will be talking with people at events all summer long.
And there will be more opportunities to share your ideas as the plan develops. It’s all part of making sure the next Regional Waste Plan works for everyone around greater Portland.
Take the survey.