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Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

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

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Garbage, Recycling and Composting

  • Residential – Houses and Smallplexes (2-4 units) use the Curbside Collection System Information for curbside collection

  • Multifamily – Residential Communities (5 or more units) Information for multifamily residents (including owners and renters) and property managers

  • Commercial garbage, recycling and composting Information for Portland businesses

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.


Multifamily – Residential Communities (5 or more units)

Garbage, recycling and food scrap collection information for residents (including owners and renters) and property managers

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How to reduce waste and dispose of hazardous, electronic, medical and bulky items

Master Recycler Program

Take this 8-week course on waste prevention and recycling then volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned