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Business – Commercial Garbage, Recycling and Composting

  • Business Recycling

  • Business Composting

Learn more about free assistance to reduce your waste, water, energy and transportation; get free resources and financial incentives; and promote your sustainable business practices through Sustainability at Work Certification. Also find detailed information about the City’s requirement for all businesses to recycle.


Business Recycling Assistance

Learn what can be recycled and how to set up a collection system. Get free recycling boxes and posters.

Business Composting Assistance

Learn what can be composted and how to set up a collection system. Get free posters and stickers.

Sustainability at Work

Free personalized assistance and certification for composting, recycling, water, energy and transportation. Find resources and learn what other sustainable businesses in Portland are doing.

Business Recycling Requirements

All Portland businesses are required to recycle paper, plastic bottles, metal cans, and glass bottles and jars.

Containers in the Right of Way (CROW) and Minimum Space Requirements

Space requirements and CROW rules for storage of waste containers on commercial properties.

Heartbleed Security Notice

A serious security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a popular software library commonly used by many websites on the internet to encrypt communication between a user's computer and a web server.

PortlandOregon.gov is NOT affected by this vulnerability as it does not use the OpenSSL software library. Please rest assured we are dedicated to protecting your security on this website.