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Services and Information for Garbage and recycling

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Look up who your garbage company is and what days to set out your trash, recycling and compost. Sign up for garbage day email reminders and download a printable garbage collection schedule.
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Have questions, concerns, or complaints regarding your garbage, recycling or compost service? We’re here to help.
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Any person collecting commercial solid waste within the City must obtain a commercial collection permit.
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How to arrange for loaner equipment and signage from the Portland Event Recycling program
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These events offered neighborhood, community and nonprofit organizations funds for disposal of bulky household waste.
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Portland's numerous festivals, community events and street fairs can generate large amounts of waste. Our free technical assistance can help event planners divert waste from the landfill by increasing recycling and collecting food scraps.
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Promote your workplace's commitment to sustainability and the community by becoming Sustainability at Work certified. Certification is free for all businesses, nonprofits, and government workplaces located in Multnomah County, within Portland City limits.
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System overview, structure and milestones
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Find drop-off locations for event recycling and waste materials or hire a garbage hauler to pick-up from the event site.
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Whether you’re at home or work, 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.
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Low-income and health condition related households can apply to increase their trash disposal capacity at no cost.
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Request assistance from a business sustainability adviser who can provide free guidance and resources to your organization around recycling, compost and waste reduction; energy and water efficiency, and sustainable transportation.
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Disabled residential customers who are unable to carry garbage, composting, or recycling carts to the curb because of a health condition may apply for this service.
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How to collect food scraps and yard debris, use optional liners, find tips and resources.