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Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee

The Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee (GRAC) is a public group assembled to make recommendations to the Board on garbage and recycling decisions and programs that impact all users of the garbage and recycling system.

Description: The GRAC assists the Board of Commissioners in ensuring the safe, equitable, economical and efficient collection, storage, transportation and disposal of garbage and recycling.

Member Description: Ten members including: eight members representing the public, one member representing the garbage and recycling industry, and one representative of the County's Department of Health and Human Services (a non-voting committee member).

Meetings: Second Thursday of the month, 6-8 p.m. via Zoom.

Contact us at 503-846-3605 or [email protected] for more information.

For an application, please visit Washington County OR: Boards.

GRAC Bylaws (PDF 42.46 KB)
GRAC Estatutos en Español (Spanish PDF 60.43 KB)

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Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee Meetings

July 11, 2024


June 13, 2024

Meeting canceled


May 16, 2024

GRAC Agenda May 16, 2024 (PDF 226.95 KB)

April 11, 2024

Meeting canceled


March 14, 2024


February 8, 2024

Meeting canceled


January 11, 2024

Meeting canceled


December 14, 2023

Update – 2022 Periodic Certificate Reviews

Periodic Certificate Review – Evergreen Disposal & Recycling

Periodic Certificate Review – Waste Management of Oregon

November 9, 2023

Meeting canceled

October 19, 2023

September 14, 2023

August 10, 2023

Meeting canceled

July 13, 2023

Meeting canceled

June 8, 2023

GRAC Agenda June 8, 2023 (PDF 249.02 KB)

May 18, 2023

GRAC Agenda May 18, 2023 (PDF 249.38 KB)

April 13, 2023

Meeting canceled

March 9, 2023

GRAC Agenda March 9, 2023 (PDF 236.61 KB)

February 9, 2023

Recorded video - GRAC February 9, 2023 [English]
Recorded video - Spanish (due to technical issues, there is no Spanish recording this month)

January 12, 2023

December 8, 2022

  • Certificate Transfer of West Slope Garbage Service to Evergreen Disposal & Recycling, Inc.

November 10, 2022

  • Certificate Transfer of West Slope Garbage Service to Evergreen Disposal & Recycling, Inc.

October 13, 2022

  • Hillsboro Landfill, Inc. Franchise Agreement
Staff Report (PDF 254.45 KB)
  • Presentation – Solid Waste & Recycling Strategic Planning

September 8, 2022

August 11, 2022

  • Meeting canceled.

June 16, 2022

This meeting was rescheduled from June 9, 2022.

GRAC Agenda June 16, 2022 (PDF 279.46 KB)

May 19, 2022

Meeting Summary (PDF 131.49 KB)
GRAC Agenda May 19, 2022 (PDF 219.8 KB)

April 14, 2022

GRAC Agenda May 19, 2022 (PDF 219.8 KB)

Presentation - Annual Rate Review Process Overview

  • Committee Officer Elections

March 10, 2022

  • Solid Waste and Recycling Administrative Rules
    • Staff Report - Proposed Amendments to the Solid Waste and Recycling Administrative Rules
  • Garbage and Recycling Collection Rates
    • Staff Report - Garbage and Recycling Collection Rate Review Report
  • Presentation - Annual Rate Review Process Overview

February 10, 2022


December 9, 2021

October 14, 2021

September 23, 2021

September 9, 2021

  • Recorded video - English
  • Agenda
  • Presentation - Metro Regional Waste Plan Overview
  • Ridwell, Inc. Exemption Request- Subcommittee Update

August 26, 2021

August 11, 2021

August 5, 2021

June 30, 2021

  • Recorded video - English
  • Meeting summary
  • Agenda
  • Presentation - Proposed Collection of Hard-to-Recycle Materials
  • Ridwell, Inc. Exemption Request
    • Staff Report - Ridwell, Inc.'s request for an exemption from the requirement to obtain a certificate pursuant to WCC 8.04.130(C)

June 10, 2021

  • Recorded video - English
  • Agenda
  • Public Hearing - Ridwell, Inc. Exemption Request
    • Staff Report - Ridwell, Inc.'s request for an exemption from the requirement to obtain a certificate pursuant to WCC 8.04.130(C)
      • Exhibit A - May 4, 2021 Ridwell, Inc. Letter
      • Exhibit B - April 16, 2021 Washington County Haulers Association Letter

May 13, 2021

  • Recorded video - English
  • Meeting summary
  • Agenda
  • Recology Oregon Compost, Inc. Franchise Agreement
    • Staff Report - Proposed renewal of the Franchise Agreement between Washington County and Recology Oregon Compost, Inc. as it relates to the operation of the Recology Organics - North Plains Compost Facility
  • Garbage and Recycling Collection Rates

April 8, 2021

March 11, 2021

February 11, 2021

  • Recorded video - English
  • Agenda
  • Modernizing Oregon's Recycling System - HB 2065
  • Solid Waste & Recycling Administrative Rules
    • Staff Report - Proposed Amendments to Solid Waste & Recycling Administrative Rules

December 10, 2020

November 12, 2020

October 8, 2020

  • Recorded video - English: Due to technical difficulties, the first part of the meeting did not record.
  • Agenda
  • Solid Waste Advisory Committee Bylaws
  • Solid Waste & Recycling Administrative Rules Update
  • Modernizing Oregon's Recycling System

August 13, 2020

July 9, 2020

February 13, 2020

September 12, 2019

June 13, 2019

  • Recorded audio
  • Meeting summary
  • Agenda
  • Garbage & Recycling Rate Review - Proposed Rate Increase
    • Staff Report - Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Rate Review Report for 2019
      • Attachment A - Proposed Rates for Residential, Commercial Can/Carts, Container and Drop Box Collection Services
      • Attachment B - Residential Garbage Rates
      • Attachment C - Washington County Hauler's Association (WCHA) Memo
  • Certificate Transfer of Aloha Garbage to Waste Management of Oregon
    • Staff Report - Transfer of Sanitary Service Certificate No. “1” from Aloha Garbage Company to Waste Management of Oregon, Inc.

May 9, 2019

  • Meeting summary: There is no audio recording available for the May 9, 2019 meeting.
  • Agenda
  • Certificate Transfer of Cornelius Disposal to Evergreen Disposal & Recycling
    • Staff Report - Certificate Transfer of Cornelius Disposal to Evergreen Disposal & Recycling
    • Presentation - Certificate Transfer of Cornelius Disposal to Evergreen Disposal & Recycling
  • Commercial Food Scraps Collection Requirement
    • Staff Report - Commercial Food Scraps Collection Requirement
      • Exhibit A - Proposed Solid Waste & Recycling Administrative Rule amendments
    • Presentation - Commercial Food Scraps Collection Requirement

March 14, 2019

November 8, 2018

  • Approved action item - Transfer of Sanitary Service Certificate No. "3" from Valley West Refuse Disposal, Inc. to Pride Disposal Company.
  • Recorded audio
  • Agenda
  • Staff Report - Transfer of Sanitary Service Certificate No. "3" from Valley West Refuse Disposal, Inc. to Pride Disposal Company.
    • Attachment A - Garbage and recycling collection services and rates for unincorporated Washington County

October 11, 2018

July 12, 2018