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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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Rules and Regulations

City garbage and recycling policy is implemented through Portland City Code and Administrative Rules. 

New Administrative Rules are developed at least annually and following the adoption of changes in City Code. The public is invited to review the rules and to suggest changes prior to a public hearing. Notification of hearings are is published in the local newspaper and will also be posted on this website.


Garbage and Recycling Rates

Charges for residential garbage and recycling service

Illegal Dumping

What to do about waste dumped inappropriately

Containers in the Right of Way

Rules for storage of waste containers on commercial properties

Polystyrene Foam Container Ban

Restaurants, grocery stores and other retail vendors have been prohibited from using polystyrene foam (PSF) containers

Portland City Code 17.102

Solid Waste & Recycling adopted September 12, 2008

Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

Restrictions on use of plastic bags at grocery stores and large retailers in Portland