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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.
From getting assistance with graffiti removal to reporting issues with trash, here are some of the City of Portland's community cleanup resources.

Quick Links

Comprehensive guide to the City of Portland's community cleanup resources


How to Report Graffiti 

You can report graffiti or other types of defacement to public or private property online in just a couple of minutes. 

Submit a graffiti report online

You can also contact the City's information and referral team through the following methods: 

Graffiti Removal Assistance Program

For a comprehensive guide on how to request graffiti removal assistance and to find the graffiti removal waiver, please click here

Free Graffiti Removal Kit

The kit includes cleaning solvent, gloves, safety glasses, cleaning rag, small nylon scraper, small bucket, and a link to an instructional video. To request your kit, email 


How to Report Trash 

To report trash, contact the City's information and referral team through the following methods: 

Report Trash Related to a Homeless Encampment 

To report trash that has resulted from a homelessness encampment, please utilize the following methods: 

Report Problems with a Public Trash Can

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is responsible for maintaining public trash cans. If you see a broken, damaged, or overflowing trash can please visit the BPS report a problem with a public trash can webpage. 

Other Resources

Prosper Portland Grants for Small Businesses
Homelessness Related Resources


Graffiti Program Coordinator