Portland, OR Recycling
Status: Adopted on 6/18/04
Solid Waste and Recycling Collection
Policy and Purpose:
A. To continue to set recycling goals for Portland that are among the most challenging in the nation.
B. To achieve a recycling goal of 60 percent in 2005.
C. In the year 2005, reevaluate the recycling goal and set an aggressive goal for 2010.
D. To ensure the safe and sanitary collection, transportation and recovery of Solid Waste, recyclable and yard debris materials.
E. To provide Portland residents and businesses the opportunity to recycle more materials through convenient on-site, curbside and depot collection programs and through the addition of recyclable materials to the curbside collection program as appropriate.
F. To establish and enforce Solid Waste, recyclable and compostable material collection standards to ensure uniform, cost effective and high quality service delivery to all residential customers.
G. To establish rates for residential waste collection which are fair to the public, encourage waste reduction, and promote safe, efficient collection.
H. To promote community awareness in order to achieve the highest participation possible in the Solid Waste and recycling collection system.
I. To enhance waste reduction and recycling in the multifamily, commercial, institutional and industrial sectors by ensuring that comprehensive recycling systems are provided at every establishment not covered by the residential franchise, and that owners of the establishments encourage extensive use of those systems by all employees.
J. To undertake research, studies and demonstration projects on developing more efficient, economical and effective methods of waste reduction, recycling and waste collection.