These 150 new cans will increase the total number of City-provided and serviced trash cans in Northeast Portland to 215.
Thank you to the many people who live and work in Northeast Portland who provided feedback on where the new cans should be located.
We will begin installing the new cans in early 2023.
Area where new trash cans will be added
The new cans will be added 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.)
Cans may be placed on public sidewalks, including near businesses, schools, and intersections. (The cans cannot be placed in parking lots or other private property.)
About the trash cans
The 65-gallon trash cans are 4.5-feet tall and take up a 3x3-foot space on the ground. In some cases, such as narrow sidewalks, a smaller 35-gallon can may be used.
The cans have a side attachment for deposit beverage bottles, which can be easily collected by community members. The art on the outside of the cans will be designed by local artists, chosen in partnership with local arts groups.
The trash cans will be emptied twice a week by a woman or minority-owned trash hauler (currently being selected).
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