BEYOND 60%: PROGRAM STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING THE 2005 SOLID WASTE RECYCLING GOAL
Non-Binding City Policy
WHEREAS, by Ordinance 171067, in April 1997, the Council set the City’s recycling goals at 54% in 2000 and 60% in 2005,
WHEREAS, the Council at that time directed the Solid Waste & Recycling Division (now part of the Office of Sustainable Development) to return with a plan for achieving those goals, addressing the fiscal impacts as well,
WHEREAS, Portland has met the goal for 2000 and is currently working towards the 2005 goal to reach 60%,
WHEREAS, the Council directed the Office to revisit the Plan in 2002,
WHEREAS, the Office determined that in order to achieve the goal, it will be necessary to place a stronger emphasis on the recycling and waste prevention of food, construction and demolition and fiber (office paper) waste,
WHEREAS, while the Office will focus its efforts on decreasing prevalent recyclable materials in the landfill, it will also begin to look at the broader issues of embodied energy, greenhouse gas emissions, resource depletion, water and air pollution and the toxicity of materials,
WHEREAS, the Office has drafted a revised plan, conducted a public review process, responded to public comments received, and prepared the attached version,
Filed for inclusion in PPD March 27, 2003.
Resolution No. 36059
Adopted by Council March 13, 2002.