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CROW Enforcement Transferred to Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Effective July 1, 2010


City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services


June 30, 2010

Contact: Ross Caron, Bureau of Development Services 503.823.4268

Effective July 1, 2010, enforcement of Containers in the Right of Way (CROW) complaints will be transferred from the Bureau of Development Services to the Solid Waste & Recycling section of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Garbage and recycling containers are not allowed to be stored on public streets and sidewalks. In 2008 the City Council adopted changes to City Code and corresponding Administrative Rules for further regulation and enforcement of these restrictions including:

  • Containers currently placed in the public right of way will be enforced on a complaint driven basis
  • Businesses and waste hauling companies are prohibited from placing new containers in the public right of way for storage

To file a complaint for garbage and recycling containers being stored on public streets and/or sidewalks, please call the Solid Waste & Recycling Hotline at 503-823-7202 or email

If you have questions or concerns about this press release, please contact Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer, at 503-823-4268 or via email at



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