Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee

Formerly called the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)

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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.

 

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Cancelled- November 11, 2021 Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting

 

October 14, 2021 Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting

September 23, 2021 Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting

September 9, 2021 Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Recorded Video
     
  • Agenda
     
  • Presentation- Metro Regional Waste Plan Overview
     
  • Ridewell, Inc. Exemption Request- Subcommittee Update

August 26, 2021 Garbage and Recycling Advisory Subcommittee Meeting

August 11, 2021 Garbage and Recycling Advisory Subcommittee Meeting

August 5, 2021 Garbage and Recycling Advisory Subcommittee Meeting

June 30, 2021 Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Recorded Video
     
  • 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 Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Recorded video of the meeting
     
  • 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 Garbage and Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Recorded video of the meeting
     
  • 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 Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meeting

March 11, 2021 Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meeting

February 11, 2021 Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Recorded video of the meeting
     
  • 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 meeting information

November 12, 2020 meeting information

October 8, 2020 meeting information

  • Recorded video of the meeting. Due to technical difficulties, the first part of the 10/8/2020 Solid Waste Advisory Committee did not record.
     
  • Agenda

  • Solid Waste Advisory Committee Bylaws
     
  • Solid Waste & Recycling Administrative Rules Update
     
  • Modernizing Oregon's Recycling System
     

 

August 13, 2020 meeting information

  • Recorded video of the meeting
     
  • Agenda 

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

 

July 9, 2020 meeting information

 


February 13, 2020 meeting information

September 12, 2019 meeting information

  • Recorded audio of the meeting
     
  • Meeting Summary
     
  • Agenda
     
  • Amend Franchise Agreement with Recology
     
    • Staff Report - Proposed amended language to Franchise Agreement with Recology for the Nature's Needs Compost Facility
  • Presentation of Solid Waste & Recycling 2018-19 Annual Report


June 13, 2019 meeting information

  • Recorded audio of the meeting
     
  • 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 information

  • 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 meeting information

  • Recorded audio of the meeting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Agenda
     
  • Staff Report - Proposed single-use plastic carryout bag restriction policy
     
    • Exhibit A - DRAFT single-use carryout bag restriction code language
    • Exhibit B - Single-use carryout bag restriction policy details from select Oregon cities
    • Exhibit C - Questionnaire results and comments
  • Presentation - Single-use plastic bag reduction policy updates
     
  • Meeting summary

November 8, 2018 meeting information

  • 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 meeting information


July 12, 2018 meeting information

  • Staff Report - Certificate Ownership Transfer - Valley West Refuse Disposal, Inc.

June 1, 2017 meeting information

March 9, 2017 meeting information

October 13, 2016 meeting information

 
 
 

June 2, 2016 meeting information

January 14, 2016 meeting information

November 12, 2015 meeting information

June 11, 2015 meeting information

May 14, 2015 meeting information

  • Staff report — Proposed Solid Waste and Recycling Administration Rules 
    • Exhibit A — Proposed rules comment summary 
    • Exhibit B — Proposed rules with edit marks 
  • Staff report — Sanitary service certificate application by Woodfeathers, Inc. 
    • Exhibit A — Current sanitary service certificate holders and areas 

April 9, 2015 meeting information

  • Staff report — Proposed franchise agreement renewal for Recology Oregon Compost, Inc. and Nature's Needs 
    • Exhibit A — Washington County notice of decision for Nature's Needs 
    • Exhibit B — Oregon Department of Environmental Quality site permit for Nature's Needs 

December 11, 2014 meeting information 

(Reschedule of November meeting)

June 12, 2014 meeting information

October 10, 2013 meeting information

Past meeting information

  • Recorded audio of the December 13, 2012 SWAC meeting