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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.
Have questions, concerns, or complaints regarding your garbage, recycling or compost service? We’re here to help.
Any person collecting commercial solid waste within the City must obtain a commercial collection permit.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) composts more than 5,000 tons of leaves collected through the city's Leaf Day program each year. Removing leaves from our streets is critical to keeping streets safe from clogged storm drains, flooded intersections, and slippery streets.
These events offered neighborhood, community and nonprofit organizations funds for disposal of bulky household waste.
System overview, structure and milestones
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.
Low-income and health condition related households can apply to increase their trash disposal capacity at no cost.
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.
How to collect food scraps and yard debris, use optional liners, find tips and resources.