Memorial Day closure

Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Recycling at home

A green compost bin, black garbage bin, blue recycling bin, and yellow glass bin lined up on a residential street, with gardens and homes in the background.
Information about garbage, recycling, and compost for homeowners, renters, and landlords of single-family houses, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes.

Live in an apartment building? Find information here.


As a homeowner or renter in Portland, standard curbside waste collection service includes garbagerecycling (paper, metal, and plastic), glass recycling; and compost (food and yard waste).

Your home has an assigned garbage and recycling company and rates and service options are set by the City. 

Just moved? Learn how to sign up for waste collection service.

New to curbside composting? Find out which kitchen countertop containers work well, how to keep your green bin clean, and more on our compost tips page.

Plus, find information on:

Sign up for garbage day reminders

Rental property owners

The City requires property owners, managers, and landlords of residential rentals (1-4 units) to pay for adequate garbage, recycling, and compost service for their tenants.

Learn more and order free signs and educational materials for your tenants.