New public trash cans in NE Portland

A public trash can decorated with art of a mountain on one side and a bus on the other, located on a sidewalk next to a two lane road with bike lanes.
In 2023, the City added over 200 new public trash cans throughout Northeast Portland.

These 200 new cans increased the total number of City-provided and serviced trash cans in Northeast Portland to 235.

Thank you to the many people who live and work in Northeast Portland who provided feedback on where the new cans should be located. 

Where to find the new cans 

The new cans are located in the area from I-205 on the East, City Limits on the North, NE Rodney Avenue on the West, and Burnside Street on the South (includes Burnside Street). (For new cans in the Lloyd District, find information here.)

Shows map of NE Portland with an outline around the area of I-205 on the East, City Limits on the North, NE Rodney Ave. on the West, and Burnside on the south (includes Burnside).

About the trash cans

Three rectangular trash cans are shown. The top of the cans are black with the city of Portland seal in white on one side. Artwork covers most of the cans. The first can shows a person's face with bright geometrical shapes around it (artist is Latoya Lovely). The second shows a small bird with wings open and geometrical shapes behind it (artist is Alex Chiu). The third shows colorful line and paint sketches of people laughing and dancing (artist is Molly Mendoza).
New public trash cans showing art by (from left to right) Latoya Lovely, Alex Chiu, and Molly Mendoza.

The art on the outside of the new public trash cans was designed by local artists and chosen in partnership with local community members.

The artists for the North cans are Latoya LovelyMolly Mendoza, and Alex Chiu. Each artist provided art for two cans. 

The trash cans will be emptied twice a week by COR Disposal. COR Disposal is a Black-owned, B Corp certified company located in East Portland. 

Cans have a side attachment for deposit beverage bottles, which can be collected by community members. 

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