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Trash Bag Pilot Project Will Reduce Illegal Dumping
Hillsboro Joins Regional Clean-up Effort to Help Those Experiencing Homelessness
The City of Hillsboro is teaming up with Metro to reduce illegal dumping.
The City of Hillsboro is teaming up with Metro and other government agencies to increase garbage disposal options and reduce illegal dumping.
Hillsboro is joining a trash-bag collection pilot project that assists those experiencing homelessness with garbage and recycling needs.
Metro’s Regional Illegal Dumping Patrol teams cleaned up more than 3,500 dump sites in 2017 & 2018.
How the program works
The Hillsboro Police Department’s Homeless Liaison officers are distributing empty garbage bags to those with limited access to trash disposal, including people living in cars, RVs, and tents.
Once filled, the bag can be left in the public right-of-way: Parks, sidewalks, and any other publicly owned property.
Any community member can report the bag for collection by calling the number on the side of the bag: 503-234-3000.
Metro asks that community members do not dispose of bags themselves to ensure accurate collection data.
Metro staff will pick up all reported bags within three business days. City of Hillsboro Public Works Department staff will pick up any bags they encounter during their daily work travels.
Learn more about garbage and recycling
The Metro trash-bag collection program is also supported by Washington County Housing and Supportive Services Network, Clackamas County Human Services, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, and JOIN.