Portland Sends 1M Tons of Trash to Landfills a Year. Can it Do Better?Portland Sends 1M Tons of Trash to Landfills a Year. Can it Do Better?
March 12, 2015
Portland Business Journal
The Portland area chucks some 1 million tons of garbage per year.
By next week, Metro, the regional government responsible for managing the waste, will put out an all-call for partners to manage that impressive stream after 2019, when its existing contract with Waste Management expires.
The move is setting off a regional conversation around just what happens to all that garbage, currently dispatched to landfills in the Columbia River Gorge.