New public trash cans in SE Portland

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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.
The City added 182 new public trash cans throughout Southeast Portland in late 2021 and early 2022.
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These new cans increased the total number of City-provided and serviced trash cans in Southeast Portland to 217.

Where to find the new cans

The new public trash cans are located on public sidewalks, including near businesses, schools, and intersections in the area from Burnside on the North to city limits on the South and from the Willamette on the West and I-205 on the East. 

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

About the trash cans

Three public trash cans are shown with different art on the side: One has brightly colored modern shapes of trees and mountains, the next shows a fish wearing a suit and holding an umbrella alongside a deer wearing a suit and holding an umbrella, and the final shows a blue, white and black  butterfly with a background of red, orange, and yellow strips.
New public trash cans in Southeast Portland showing art by (from left to right) Jeremy Nichols, Baba Wagué Diakité, and Alex Chiu.

The art on the outside of the new public trash cans in Southeast Portland was designed by local artists, chosen in partnership with local arts groups. The artists for the Southeast cans are: Jeremy Nichols, Baba Wagué Diakité, and Alex Chiu. Each artist provided art for two cans (one of each artists' pieces are shown in the image above).

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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