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Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Fax: 503-823-7800

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Garbage, Recycling and Composting

  • Residential households (houses and smallplexes up to four units) use the Curbside Collection System

  • Multifamily communities include five or more units

  • Collect yard debris and food scraps for weekly curbside collection

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is your resource for thoughtful consumption, recycling, composting and garbage information. The City of Portland has a goal to reduce waste and to raise the recycling rate to 75 percent by 2015. Portlanders can help reach these goals by finding resources and staying informed to make the best choices at work and at home.


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Options for reducing waste and how to dispose of hazardous, electronic, medical and bulky waste

Master Recycler Program

Bridging the gap between awareness and action by motivating people to reduce waste in their homes and workplaces

Be Resourceful

Save money, support your community and conserve natural resources while enjoying more time with friends and family

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