Public Meeting on Proposed Garbage and Recycling Collection Rate Increases

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 07, 2012

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling (SW&R) Division

The Washington County Solid Waste Advisory Committee* will hold a public meeting to discuss recommended increases to garbage collection rates for commercial and drop box services in unincorporated Washington County. There is no rate increase being proposed for residential service.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 10:00 AM, at the Washington County Public Services Building Auditorium, 155 N. First Avenue in Hillsboro.

Any person may attend and provide comments to the Committee regarding the proposed rate changes. The public may also provide written comments via email to or mail to Washington County Solid Waste Program, 155 N. First Ave, Suite 160, Hillsboro, OR 97124.

A copy of the staff report and recommended rate increases can be found at Hard copies are available at the address above on weekdays from 8:30-5:00. A copy may also be requested by calling 503-846-8609 or emailing 

*The nine-member Committee 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; three members represent the solid waste industry. A representative of the County's Health & Human Services serves as a non-voting Committee member. The Committee typically meets the second Thursday of each month from 10-12 at the County's Public Service Building in Hillsboro. Meeting agendas are posted on the County's website; the public is welcome to attend meetings.

Media Contact:

Theresa Koppang, Solid Waste & Recycling Program Supervisor