06-20-2010, 10:48 PM #1
The one in NW, is right off HWY 30. It's about 7 miles straight up from the Metro to the southern tip of Sauvie. That stretch of road on 30 is easy to cruise rather quickly. I have done it many, many times.
The Metro is basically a place where you can dump your trash. You fill up your truck, head over to the Metro dump, (pay a little less if you have a tarp over your goods), and then you drive right in. You stop and get weighed on the scale and then they tell you which Bay to go to.
Once you are in one of the Bays (these are basically large indoor warehousey looking buildings that stink to high heavens). As you enter, a worker will point you to the general area he wants you to back in. Now you are backed in (adjacent and parallel to lots of other trucks doing the same thing) and you just throw all your stuff overboard. You'll see everyone from general contractors tossing out old house parts, to landscape/yard crews tossing out yard debris. It's very common to see general haulers who make their livings by disposing of people's junk. Got Junk? Call a hauler or take it yourself to the Metro dump.
The types of things you see in these gigantic piles of trash people are creating include everything from children's toys to broken mirrors to wood planks with nails sticking up in them. You'll see suitcases, giant boxes of god know's what, tons of large and small trashbags tied up and filled to the brim, and the list goes on and on.
Next, after piles get so high, they have these huge plow looking machines that sweep everything right into a concrete basin. I think they have other machines that later push everything in that basin into another area. Eventually this trash ends up in a landfill, I am sure.
When you're done, you exit the Bay, and get weighed again before you pay the bill. You can pay with cash or credit/debit card. It used to be $17 minimum fee and then went up to $28 recently. You can get 3 bucks off if you have a tarp. A few more bucks off if some of your cargo is recyclable and you take it to designated areas inside the Bays.
I have been to the Metros many times. Used to go to the one in NW but for the past 7 years was closer to the one down off 205.
I am sure they checked records at this place and ruled it out already; with everything so tight lipped in the case, I guess I'm not surprised that we havn't heard anything about the Metro yet. I thought of it at the beginning of the case because of its proximity to the activities and places in scope, and how easy it would be to dispose of just about anything!
Address for the NW Metro dump location
6161 Northwest 61st Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
If you google map the Metro to the Southern tip of Sauvie, it's about 7 miles.
Last edited by CaringCitizen; 06-20-2010 at 10:51 PM. Reason: added exiting/paying procedures
06-20-2010, 11:58 PM #2
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Where is Nancy Moyer?
06-21-2010, 12:10 AM #3Former Member
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This is one of the transfer stations that prepares the garbage to be shipped out to eastern Oregon.
It's manned by an attendant during operating hours http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=31447
So I would doubt anyone in the family would have taken him directly there.
06-21-2010, 01:50 AM #4
I'm in Portland but haven't been to one of these in a long time. Do any locals recall if they take down your license plate # when you get weighed the first time, or do they just identify you by your slip of paper on the way out?
06-21-2010, 02:14 AM #5Former Member
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I seem to recall on the way out of a similar dump in Salem, seeing the license plate of an incoming car as I was on my way out.
06-21-2010, 02:17 AM #6Former Member
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In Eugene, all I remember is being weighed coming in and weighed coming out, FWIW.
06-21-2010, 02:20 AM #7
I was more curious about if they had searched landfills, not because the perp had dumped his body directly in one but maybe a garbage truck had transported him. I just thought of that after thinking back on Somer Thompson.
06-21-2010, 02:33 AM #8
This is just another odd thing to me,they search everywhere,but no mention of the landfills,media helicopters would have picked that up,I believe.So,an isolated incident,children are back in school three days later,I'm just wondering what they have.Landfills would be just as important as searching in the water.
And for a number of days it was only a two mile radius around the school,if that's the case,I'm guessing no checking of landfills.
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