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Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee

Public group assembled to advise the Board and the Health and Human Services Department on issues and plans relating to solid waste management within the County.

Formerly called the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)

GRAC assists the Board of Commissioners in ensuring the safe, equitable, economical and efficient collection, storage, transportation and disposal of garbage and recycling. GRAC consists of 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 take place on the second Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. either via Zoom or in person.

Committee Byaws (PDF 42.46 KB)

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Meetings

November 10, 2022 Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting

October 13, 2022

September 8, 2022

August 11, 2022

  • Meeting canceled.

June 16, 2022

This meeting was rescheduled from June 9, 2022. 

May 19, 2022

April 14, 2022

March 10, 2022

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
  • Ridewell, 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

  • Recorded video - English
  • Agenda
  • Solid Waste Advisory Committee Bylaws
  • Fiscal Year 20-21 Outreach Work Plan
  • Metro Code/Administrative Rules Proceeding

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