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Monday, September 10, 2012

Sound off on Portland garbage deal

The City of Portland is collecting public input on proposed changes to its garbage franchise agreements with the area's refuse haulers (or whatever the Orwellians at City Hall call them nowadays):

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is conducting a review of the residential solid waste and recycling franchise. As part of this review, BPS may propose changes to the existing (2008) Franchise Agreement between the City and the waste haulers who serve households living in single-family homes through four-unit complexes.... Potential changes to the franchise system and agreement are being developed and will be presented for City Council consideration later this fall.

If you would like to provide comment but do not plan to attend the meeting, please send your comments in writing by September 24, 2012:

Email: wasteinfo@portlandoregon.gov. Please note "Comment on Franchise Review" in the subject line.

Fax to 503-823-4562. Please note "Comment on Franchise Review" on the document.

US mail or hand delivery to:

Solid Waste and Recycling Franchise Review
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201

Surely there are some things about the garbage franchises that Portlanders are interested in commenting on, aren't there? We can think of several. So here's your chance to talk back to Stenchy. More details are here.

Comments (3)

The fix is in. This is the way the city is going to force out the remaining small private haulers and give it all to Waste Management. Follow the money.

Here is the acceptable format for comments to COP on this issue:

Change is hard.

Making the people of Portland view themselves as helpless lab-rat serfs, and not as free citizens, is even harder.

The city bureaucrats and politicians who got rid of weekly garbage pickup are the kindest, bravest, warmest, and most wonderful human beings I've ever known in my life.

How odd. Lake Oswego is currently surveying its citizens about garbage too!

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