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Stay home. Save lives. Portland enters phase 1 of reopening.

Services, guides, and information

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Look up who your garbage company is and what days to set out your trash, recycling and compost. Sign up for garbage day email reminders and download a printable garbage collection schedule.
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Have questions, concerns, or complaints regarding your garbage, recycling or compost service? We’re here to help.
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Any person collecting commercial solid waste within the City must obtain a commercial collection permit.
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Official City of Portland garbage, recycling and waste disposal policies and regulations
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Businesses in Portland are required to recycle paper, metal cans, plastic bottles, and glass bottles/jars.
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**PLEASE NOTE: Sunderland Yard is currently closed for compost sales due to Covid-19.** Normally, more than 5,000 tons of leaves are available to you as compost annually through the city's Leaf Day program. Please check back later for up-to-date pricing and availability.
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These events offered neighborhood, community and nonprofit organizations funds for disposal of bulky household waste.
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Whether you can compost – and what goes in the compost bin – varies depending on where you live or work.
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Garbage, recycling and food waste containers are not allowed to be stored on public sidewalks or streets.
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Learn how to set up garbage service for your business.
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Learn how to set up garbage service for your home or smallplex (2-4 units).
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Learn how to set up garbage service if you own or manage a multifamily property.
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What you can – and can’t – put in your garbage can.
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System overview, structure and milestones
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How you set up service depends on whether you’re at home or at work, whether you own or rent your home, and whether you live in a house or a larger building.
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Order free garbage, recycling, and compost signs for rental home, smallplex, or multifamily tenants.

PLEASE NOTE: We are temporarily unable to deliver these resources. However, you may fill out this form now, and as soon as we are able to send materials, we will contact you to confirm your order.
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Property owners may use this form to order free resources to help tenants Be Cart Smart
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Find a company to pick up garbage, recycling and compost from your business.
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Foam container ban for Styrofoam™ and others
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Easy-to-use printable guides for what goes in – or must stay out – of each cart. (English, Arabic, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Lao, Chinese, Romanian, Somali, Ukrainian)
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Whether you’re at home or work, the materials you can recycle are the same. Mixed paper, plastic bottles and tubs, and metal containers and foil, are all allowed in the recycling bins together. Glass bottles and jars go in a separate “glass-only” labeled container.
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Low-income and health condition related households can apply to increase their trash disposal capacity at no cost.
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Disabled residential customers who are unable to carry garbage, composting, or recycling carts to the curb because of a health condition may apply for this service.
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How to collect food scraps and yard debris, use optional liners, find tips and resources.
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Find Portland residential garbage, recycling and compost collection rates, as well as information about how the City sets these rates.