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Montavilla Dumpster Day

Community Event
On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 Montavilla neighborhood residents can drop off large and hard-to-dispose of items at Montavilla Church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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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.

Montavilla Dumpster Day

Saturday, Sept. 24

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Or until the dumpsters are full

Montavilla Church, 9204 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97216

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, and some batteries 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)
  • Rugs
  • Small appliances (toaster, vacuum, microwave)
  • Wood (treated lumber & wood stumps)

Limited hazardous waste items are allowed

Please separate these items from other waste so you can easily place them in separate collection bins.

  • Medical sharps & EpiPens
  • Compact Fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs and tubes (No broken bulbs.)
  • Old medications (No schedule III medications. This includes Fentanyl, Morphine, and Codeine.)
  • Household batteries, including rechargeable and lithium-ion batteries: car batteries; and batteries from power tools, electronics, and toys.

No - Don't bring this!

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  • Tires
  • TVs & other electronics
  • Appliances with freon (air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers)
  • Construction materials (except for wood)
  • 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