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.
Garbage, recycling and food scrap collection information for residents (including owners and renters) and property managers
Options for reducing waste and how to dispose of hazardous, electronic, medical and bulky waste
Equipment and technical assistance with composting and recycling for Portland community events, fairs and festivals
Take this 8-week course on waste prevention and recycling then volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned
Tips on starting the reusable bag habit and resources for retailers.
Save money, support your community and conserve natural resources while enjoying more time with friends and family
System overview, history, regulations, reports and policies