Oregon Statutes - Chapter 268 - Metropolitan Service Districts - Section 268.317 - Solid and liquid waste disposal powers.

For purposes of solid and liquid waste disposal, a district may:

(1) Build, construct, acquire, lease, improve, operate and maintain landfills, transfer facilities, resource recovery facilities and other improvements, facilities or equipment necessary or desirable for the solid and liquid waste disposal system of the district. Leases authorized by this section include lease-purchase agreements whereunder the district may acquire ownership of the leased property at a nominal price. Such leases and lease-purchase agreements may be for a term of up to 30 years.

(2) Sell, enter into short or long-term contracts, solicit bids, enter into direct negotiations, deal with brokers or use other methods of sale or disposal for the products or by-products of the districtís facilities.

(3) Require any person or class of persons who generate solid or liquid wastes to make use of the disposal, transfer or resource recovery sites or facilities of the district or disposal, transfer or resource recovery sites or facilities designated by the district.

(4) Require any person or class of persons who pick up, collect or transport solid or liquid wastes to make use of the disposal, transfer or resource recovery sites or facilities of the district or disposal, transfer or resource recovery sites or facilities designated by the district.

(5) Regulate, license, franchise and certify disposal, transfer and resource recovery sites or facilities; establish, maintain and amend rates charged by disposal, transfer and resource recovery sites or facilities; establish and collect license or franchise fees; and otherwise control and regulate the establishment and operation of all public or private disposal, transfer and resource recovery sites or facilities located within the district. Licenses or franchises granted by the district may be exclusive. Existing landfills authorized to accept food wastes which, on March 1, 1979, are either franchised by a county or owned by a city are exempt from the districtís franchising and rate regulation.

(6) Prescribe a procedure for the issuance, administration, renewal or denial of contracts, licenses or franchises granted under subsection (5) of this section.

(7) Regulate the service or services provided by contract, license or franchise and order modifications, additions or extensions to the equipment, facilities, plan or services as shall be in the public interest.

(8) Receive, accept, process, recycle, reuse and transport solid and liquid wastes. [1977 c.95 §3; 1979 c.531 §4]

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