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Recycling Signs for Apartments & Multifamily

Recycling, garbage, and compost signs for multifamily properties, including apartments, condos, townhomes, and any residential community with five or more units.
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Note: Businesses and residential homes have different guides.

Property managers: The City provides free signs, posters, welcome guides and other resources for properties located in Portland.

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Hang these weatherproof, durable plastic signs above waste collection containers (roll carts, dumpsters). All signs are 24x18" except glass recycling which is 18x12".

Three horizontal signs showing what items can go in recycling (blue), glass recycling (orange), and garbage (black).

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Hang these paper posters on the wall above waste bins inside, near mailboxes and in laundry rooms and other waste collection areas. Posters are 11x17".

Three vertical posters show what items are allowed in recycling (blue), glass (orange), and garbage (black).

Download poster PDFs to print:

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Resident brochure

Include this Garbage and Recycling Guide brochure in move-in packets, share near the waste or mail area, and encourage residents to post on their fridge as a reminder.

Brochure preview showing inside panels of what items can go in recycling (blue), glass recycling (orange), and garbage (black), plus what to do with items that cannot go in any of those waste bins.

Download brochure

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Hang this card on residents' door handles as a reminder of what can and can't go in the recycling bin. English on one side, Spanish on the other.

A paper doorhanger is shown with images of what can go into recycling, glass, and garbage. One side is in English and the other side is in Spanish. A photo is shown with the doorhanger hanging from an apartment door handle.

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Compost and yard waste signs

Composting at multifamily properties is not required by the City. Before starting to compost at your multifamily property, determine if you’re set up for success or whether it’s best to hold off.

If you have yard waste service, we also have yard waste signs. If you have yard waste and want to compost food as well, talk to your garbage company; you may be able to collect them together or may need to keep them separate. 

A green sign with an apple core showing the items that are allowed in compost. Three narrow green rectangular stickers saying Food Only, Food and Yard Waste, and Yard Waste.

Available signs include:

  • Durable outdoor sign (24x18")
  • Poster for indoor areas (11x17")
  • Stickers for labeling containers (8x8" and 11x3.5")

Contact us to request compost signs for multifamily properties.