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Give feedback: New public trash cans in SE Portland

In Fall 2021, the City will be adding 182 new public trash cans throughout Southeast Portland.
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These new cans will increase the total number of City-provided and serviced trash cans in Southeast Portland to 217.

Live or work in SE? We want to hear from you!  

We are actively seeking feedback from people who live or work in Southeast Portland on where the new cans should (or shouldn’t) be located. Please fill out this short survey or send comments to Quintin Bauer by August 1, 2021.  

If you would like to receive email updates on when and where the cans will be installed in SE Portland, contact Quintin Bauer

Give feedback on where to add new cans

Location of new trash cans

Map with red outline around 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.

The new cans will be added 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. 

Cans can be placed on public sidewalks, including near businesses, schools, and intersections. (The cans cannot be placed in parking lots or other private property.) 

About the trash cans

A public trash can decorated with art of a mountain and the city logo, located on the sidewalk a few feet from an intersection. Another trash can is visible on the opposite side of the intersection.

The 65-gallon trash cans are 4.5-feet tall and take up a 3x3-foot space on the ground. In some cases, such as narrow sidewalks, a smaller 35-gallon can may be used. 

The cans have a side attachment for deposit beverage bottles, which can be easily collected by community members. The art on the outside of the cans will be designed by local artists, chosen in partnership with local arts groups.

The trash cans will be emptied twice a week by a women or minority-owned trash hauler (currently being selected).

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