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Public hearing regarding Administrative Rule Changes in the City's Garbage, Recycling and Yard Debris/Composting program.

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability 1900 SW 4th Ave 7th Floor Room 7A

Monday, December 11 2017, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


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BPS is proposing changes and conducting a public review of the City of Portland’s Garbage, Recycling and Composting Administrative Rules.


Summary of Commercial and Residential Administrative Rule Amendments


•             Clean Fleet Implementation. Outline expectations and establish fee schedule. Create a clear guideline for use of non-compliant back-up trucks.


•             Truck Safety. Identify ways to make service delivery safer. Adopt higher standards for truck safety. Implement a pilot project to install and gain experience with side guards, protective equipment that blocks the side gaps between front and rear wheels on garbage and recycling trucks to prevent fatalities when side impacts occur with pedestrians and cyclists. Use that experience to guide future truck safety standards. Also, require annual safety training for all drivers and mechanics.


Public Hearing Meeting

Interested parties can review the rules and suggest changes. Submit comments in advance or at the public hearings. To review proposed rule changes, visit our website:


•             Submit Comments in Person at Public Hearing: Dec. 11, 2017, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., City of Portland, BPS, 1900 SW 4th Ave., 7th Floor, Room 7A.


•             Submit Comments Via Email or Letter: To make comments to rule proposals, send them in writing by 4 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2017. Email: United States Postal Service or hand delivery: Solid Waste and Recycling Rules Review, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201.


We plan to adopt any changes shortly after the hearing. We will notify you of any change in the date, time or location of the hearing.