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Economic Footprint of Garbage and Recycling System

21 Sep 2018

In 2018, Metro commissioned its first-ever economic impact analysis of the greater Portland area's garbage and recycling system.

This report, developed by the Northwest Economic Research Center at Portland State University, describes the numbers and types of jobs supported by garbage and recycling operations in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties, including wages and spending patterns.