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Garbage service delays due to snow and ice

In case of snow or ice, leave garbage, recycling, and compost carts at the curb. They will be emptied as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Holiday garbage and recycling tips

How to recycle common holiday waste, what to do with your tree after the holidays, and pickup delays due to holidays and winter weather.

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Autumn compost tips

Fallen leaves and rotting jack-o-lanterns belong in the green bin.

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Keep it fresh with these food storage tips

Learn how to keep food from going bad by making the most of your freezer and understanding where in your fridge and cupboard food will last the longest.

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Early garbage pickup on hot days

On very hot days, waste collection may start earlier than usual for the safety of collection drivers. Residential customers should set garbage, recycling, and compost bins out at the curb the night before.

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New garbage day reminders: Easy, convenient, and free

Download the Portland Garbage Day Reminder app, or sign up for email, text, or phone call reminders. Plus, get a customized printable calendar that shows your home’s pickup day.

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BPS celebrates expansion of public trash can program in North Portland

City leaders, waste haulers, program staff, and artists joined community members as they marked the success of a collaborative effort to reduce trash, beautify neighborhoods and build community.

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Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability announces new Chief Sustainability Officer, Solid Waste Manager

Two new leaders will soon join BPS's efforts to further climate, social, and racial justice, and economic opportunity for Portlanders.

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Boxes, bubble wrap and more: What’s recyclable?

Find out which types of packaging can be recycled, which go in the trash, and how to avoid overflowing bins.

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Can I recycle this?

Find out which plastics can go in your recycling bin, and which can’t.

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Why "tanglers" should never go in your recycling bin

Plastic bags, rope, cords and clothing all wreak havoc at the recycling facility.

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Trim your waste by bulking up

Reduce waste and save money by switching from single-use items to bulk.

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Sustainability resources for home-based businesses

Home-based businesses can take advantage of residential energy and water saving programs.

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Recycling for a good cause

It's easier than ever to collect deposit bottles to support a cause you care about.

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BPS’s long-time leader of Master Recycler program says goodbye

Lauren Norris leaves as the robust program moves to Metro; continues her legacy of outreach, education and inclusion.

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COVID-19 updates related to Garbage, Recycling and Compost service

Updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Portland's garbage, recycling and compost collection service.

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Happy 10-year Compost-iversary, Portlanders!

In 2011, Portland’s curbside compost program expanded from just yard waste to include food scraps.

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The Master Recycler Program celebrates 30 years

The Portland Metro area Master Recycler Program began in 1991 and has trained over 2,000 volunteers.

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Significant recycling bill passes, putting Oregon at the forefront of recycling innovation once again

SB582, the Recycling Modernization Act, passes; retiring BPS employee Bruce Walker served on the Recycling Steering Committee for the bill.

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