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Give feedback: New public trash cans in Northwest Portland

Close up of a black public trash can with the City of Portland seal and art on the side showing an artistic rendering of trees and modern shapes in different colors. In background is the sidewalk where the can is located and cars parked on the street near the sidewalk.
In late 2024, the City will add 60 new public trash cans throughout Northwest Portland.

These new cans will increase the total number of City-provided and serviced trash cans in Northwest Portland to over 100.

Live or work in Northwest? We want to hear from you!  

We are actively seeking feedback from people who live or work in Northwest Portland on where the new cans should (or shouldn’t) be located. Please fill out this short survey or send comments to Jeremy Basurto.  

Give feedback on where to add new cans

Location of new trash cans

The new cans will be added to the areas of Northwest Portland West of I-405, and North of West Burnside. (Find a detailed map in the survey.)

Map of Northwest Portland with an outline of the area West of I-405 and North of West Burnside where new public trash cans will be added..

Cans can 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 trash 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 a group of local community members.