Services and Resources for Garbage and recycling
Whether you can compost – and what goes in the compost bin – varies depending on where you live or work.
Look up your garbage company's name and contact information. Find out what days to set out your trash, recycling and compost. And sign up for garbage day email reminders or download a printable garbage collection schedule.
What you can – and can’t – put in your garbage can.
Whether you’re at home, work, or school, 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.
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.
City of Portland regulations for businesses related to recycling, single-use bags, Styrofoam, single-use plastics, and proper waste container storage.
Key policies, programs, and plans that shaped how the City of Portland manages and reduces waste. Details the evolution of Portland's garbage, recycling, and compost collection system from the 1950s to the present.
Rights, responsibilities, and resources for Portland businesses around garbage, recycling, compost, and waste prevention.
Low-income households with increased garbage needs due to adult diapers or other health condition-related waste can apply for additional garbage service 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 non-curbside pickup.
How to collect food scraps and yard debris, use optional liners, find tips and resources.
There are only three things you can safely flush down the toilet into the sewer system —pee, poo and (toilet) paper. Just remember those three as the three Ps that you can flush. And don't forget, "flushable" wipes are not really flushable.