These new cans increased the total number of City-provided and serviced trash cans in North Portland and the Lloyd District to 217.
The containers and installation costs were funded by the American Rescue Plan.
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 South to the Columbia River on the North and from the Willamette on the West and N Williams on the East. Additionally, new trash cans were added to the Lloyd District.
Thank you to the many people who live and work in North Portland and the Lloyd District who provided feedback on where the new cans should be located. We received over 175 survey responses from individuals, local community organizations, businesses, and neighborhood associations.
About the trash cans
The art on the outside of the new public trash cans in North Portland was designed by local artists and chosen in partnership with local community members.
The artists for the North cans are Latoya Lovely, Molly Mendoza, and Alex Chiu. Each artist provided art for two cans.
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.