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Portland Recycles! Plan

In June 2006, Portland City Council directed BPS to develop a new waste prevention and recycling plan. The resulting plan, Portland Recycles! A New Waste Prevention and Recycling Plan for Portland, had four main goals:

  • to increase the recycling rate to 75% by 2015, 
  • to reduce toxics and greenhouse gases, 
  • to have zero growth in the waste stream, and
  • to make the system as a whole more sustainable. 

BPS reviewed progress made over the lifespan of the plan and presented a Portland Recycles! Progress Report and Action Plan to City Council in the summer of 2017 that describes next steps for Portland’s recycling and composting efforts.

Portland Recycles! Plan (Appendix A)

Council Resolution No. 34623

Portland Recycles! Plan (Appendix B)

Council Briefing Report (2006)

Portland Recycles! Plan (Appendix F2)

Solid Waste Management Plan: Residential Recommendations

Portland Recycles! Plan (Appendix F3)

Solid Waste Management Plan: Commercial Recommendations

Portland Recycles! Plan (Appendix C)

Report on Focus Groups (2005)

Portland Recycles! Plan (Appendix D)

Report on Stakeholder Meetings (2007)

Portland Recycles! Plan (Appendix E)

Portland Business Survey Results, Cost of Service Study (2004)

Portland Recycles! Plan (Appendix F1)

Commercial Stakeholder Proposal Analysis and Results

Portland Recycles! Plan (Appendix G)

List of Solid Waste Advisory Committee Members

Portland Recycles! Progress Report and Action Plan

Summarizes achievements and progress towards the Portland Recycles! Plan goals and highlights new efforts and next steps to sustainably manage materials in Portland.