Lents Dumpster Day

Community Event
On Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 Lents neighborhood residents can drop off large and hard-to-dispose of items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marshall High School.
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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.

Lents Dumpster Day

Saturday, Oct. 29

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Or until the dumpsters are full

Marshall High School, 3905 SE 91st Ave, Portland, OR 97266

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)
  • Wood (treated lumber & wood stumps)

The following items in good, working condition (no broken or missing parts) may be collected by Community Warehouse, IRCO, and Green Lents 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.
  • 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
  • Bags of trash

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