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Kenton and St. Johns Dumpster Day

Community Event
On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 Kenton and St. Johns neighborhood residents can drop off large and hard-to-dispose of items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Roosevelt High School.
A cartoon image of a garbage dumpster is shown with a mattress sticking out of it.
9:00 am 1:00 pm

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

Due to limited dumpster space, these events are only for residents of the neighborhood. We cannot accept waste from businesses.

Kenton and St. Johns Dumpster Day

Saturday, Oct. 22

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Or until the dumpsters are full

Roosevelt High School, 6941 N Central St., Portland, OR 97203

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. All items will be disposed of as trash except for mattresses & microwaves which will be recycled. 

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)
  • Wood (treated lumber & wood stumps)

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.
  • Tires
  • TVs & other electronics
  • Appliances with freon (air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers)
  • Construction materials (except for wood)
  • Batteries
  • CFL light bulbs
  • Paint
  • Propane tanks
  • Chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, poisons, antifreeze, thinners & solvents, household cleaners) 
  • Car brakes and linings

More disposal & 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.

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