Proposed Garbage and Recycling Collection Rate Increases

Release date: 06/02/2011
Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department

Public Meeting on Proposed Garbage and Recycling Collection Rate Increases  

THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE* will hold a public meeting to discuss recommended increases to residential and commercial garbage collection rates for residents and businesses in unincorporated Washington County.  

Meeting Date and Time:
Thursday, June 9, 2011, starting at 10:00 AM  

Meeting Location:
Washington County Cameron Public Services Building (Auditorium, 1st Floor)
155 North First Avenue Hillsboro, Oregon  

Any person may attend the meeting and provide comments to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee regarding the proposed rate changes.  

A copy of the staff report and the recommended rate increases can be found at the following link: 

The public may also provide written comments as well and submit them via e-mail to:, or mail them to the Washington County Solid Waste Program, 155 North First Avenue, Suite 160, Hillsboro OR 97124.  Comments will be shared with the committee.    


* The nine-member Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners on solid waste and recycling policy and program issues. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners - six members represent the public and three members represent the solid waste industry. A representative of the County Health and Human Services Department serves as a non-voting Committee member. The Committee typically meets the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 AM– 12:00 PM at the County's Public Services Building in Hillsboro. Meeting agendas are posted to the web page listed below. The public is welcome to attend meeting.       

Media Contact:

Theresa Koppang, Solid Waste and Recycling Program Supervisor
(503) 846-3663