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Dumpster Day Events

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The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is hosting neighborhood events around the city in spring 2024 where people who live in the area can get rid of large, bulky trash items.
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Upcoming Dumpster Day events

Due to limited dumpster space, these events are only for residents, we cannot accept waste from businesses.

Don't see your neighborhood? Check out other drop-off and pick-up options for hard-to-dispose of items.


Saturday, May 25

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Or until dumpsters are full)

Lynchwood Christian Church of God at 3818 SE 174th Ave. Cars should enter from SE Marie St., westbound.

Madison South, Parkrose, Parkrose Heights

Saturday, June 1

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Or until dumpsters are full)

Portland Methodist Church at 11111 NE Knott St. Cars should enter from NE Knott St., westbound.

Brooklyn, Hosford-Abernethy, South Portland

Saturday, June 8

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Or until dumpsters are full)

Grover Cleveland High School at 3301 SE 26th Ave. Cars should enter from SE Franklin, eastbound.

Woodstock, Brentwood-Darlington, Mt. Scott-Arleta

Saturday, June 15

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Or until dumpsters are full)

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church at 5239 SE Woodstock Blvd. Cars should enter from SE Knight westbound.

Woodlawn, King, Sabin

Saturday, June 29

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Or until dumpsters are full)

For Good and Company at 6360 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Cars should enter from NE Grand Ave, southbound (do NOT enter from MLK).

Previous events

  • Sunnyside, Kerns, Buckman: March 9 at Hinson Memorial Baptist Church
  • Powellhurst-Gilbert: April 13 at Philadelphia Romanian Pentecostal Church
  • Glenfair and Hazelwood: April 20 at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • Old Town and Downtown: April 27 at 422 NW 4th Ave. 
  • Cully, Sunderland, Concordia: May 4, Trinity Lutheran Christian School
  • Southwest Portland: May 11 at Riverdale High School
  • Irvington, Sullivans Gulch, Hollywood, Grant Park, Lloyd: May 18, Grant Park Baptist Church

Other community events


Sunday, June 2

12 - 3 p.m. at the parking lot area of Unthank Park/SEI (3920 N Kerby Ave, Portland)

Learn more about Boise's Dumpster Day, Recycle & Swap Event.

What you can (and can't) drop off

Bring large, bulky items that don't fit in your garbage bin. Do not bring items that could be recycled or donated. 

Yes - Bring this!

Examples of items allowed for drop off are shown: couch, mattress, dresser, rug, toaster, lamp, vacuum, large stump, and 2x4 lumber.
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture (couch, table, chair)
  • Small appliances (toaster, vacuum, microwave)
  • Treated lumber & wood stumps

The following items in good, working condition (no broken or missing parts) may be collected by Community Warehouse and other local nonprofits to give to community members who need them:

  • Mattresses (gently used: no tears or stains)
  • Microwaves
  • Dressers
  • Queen and twin size bed frames with foundations (slats or box springs)
  • Couches (loveseats and sofas)
  • Dining room tables
  • Dining room chairs 
  • Nightstands 
  • Tools (electric and manual tools for home repair, gardening, and cooking)

 No - Don't bring this!

Items shown that cannot be accepted at Dumpster Day events: tires, propane gas tank, CFL lightbulb, batteries, chemicals, paint, spray paint, tv, laptop computer, air conditioning unit, refrigerator.
  • Bags of trash
  • Tires
  • TVs & other electronics
  • Appliances with freon (air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers)
  • Construction materials (except for wood)
  • Batteries
  • Paint
  • Propane tanks
  • Chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, poisons, antifreeze, thinners & solvents, household cleaners) 
  • CFL light bulbs
  • Car brakes and linings
  • Yard waste (grass, leaves, branches)

Other disposal & donation options

For large, bulky items, you can contact your garbage company to get a cost estimate and pickup appointment, or you can look into other pickup or donation options.

If you're not sure if something could be donated or recycled or if it's hazardous waste, search Metro’s Find a Recycler tool, call 503-234-3000, or submit a question.

Or take a look at these drop-off and pick-up options for recycling, donation, and disposal.

Find disposal, donation, and recycling options

Dumpster Day events are organized by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and funded by the City of Portland Public Environment Management Office.


Monica Kelly

Public Trash and Special Events Coordinator

Upcoming Events

Past Events