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New garbage rates and collection schedules

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Effective July 1, 2021 new residential garbage collection rates will take effect. New residential garbage collection schedules were mailed in late June, as part of the Portland Curbsider publication.

Garbage rates change on July 1

Most residential customers will see an increase on their monthly garbage bill starting July 1, 2021. The increase is primarily due to higher regionwide garbage disposal fees, as well as the larger amounts of garbage, recycling, yard waste and food scraps collected from households.

Note: Residential rates apply to houses and smallplexes (2-4 units); rates for multifamily communities and businesses are not set by the City.

New rates

Your monthly waste collection charge is based on the size of your garbage container. Call your garbage company to change the size of your container. Note: Some homes on the westside of Portland fall into the Westside Terrain rates area.

Monthly cost$29.85$34.55$39.05$45.30
Weight limit60 pounds85 pounds135 pounds175 pounds

See all rates and how rates are set:

Renters: Property owners of residential (1-4 unit) rental properties are required to set up and pay for service for tenants.

Curbsider and Collection schedules

The Portland Curbsider will include a 12-month garbage collection schedule starting with July 2021. The Curbsider is mailed in late June.

See the Curbsider now, in purple or orange schedule versions:

A Portland Curbsider mailer lays open on a wood table. The front page headline reads: Your Guide to Bin Basics.
Look for the Curbsider in residential mailboxes in late June.

To find out if your home is on a purple or orange collection schedule, look up your address, scroll down to Utilities, look for Garbage & Recycling, then click on "Download a printable schedule" – the schedule will be either purple or orange.

You can also sign up for garbage day reminders to get an email the day before your pick-up day with a reminder of which bins to set out.

Looking for a reminder of what’s allowed in each bin? This Curbsider will include a guide of what items are allowed in your recycling, compost, and garbage bins.