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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

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

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If You Live in a Multifamily Community

Property owners/managers are required to provide:

  • Adequate garbage and recycling collection capacity for glass, paper, plastic and metal for the community;
  • Recycling information within 30 days of move-in; and,
  • Updated recycling information once a year.

The City of Portland has FREE recycling resources including magnets, brochures and signs. Encourage your property owner/manager to order today!

What can and can't go into your recycling container?

The garbage and recycling collection area should have two kinds of recycling containers, each clearly labeled for collecting these materials:

  • Glass in one container, and
  • Metal, plastic and paper in another.

Not all types of glass, metal, plastic and paper are accepted in home recycling. Follow these instructions for preparing your recycling, or find more recycling options.

A note about food scrap composting

Multifamily communities are not included in the new curbside collection program. However, food scrap collection service is available. The City is currently working with dozens of multifamily properties who are currently composting. After we determine the best ways to implement food scrap collection at multifamily sites citywide, we will develop educational materials and tools to assist multifamily residents and property managers who want to start composting Stay tuned for more information this September! Questions? Call the Multifamily Recycling Resource line at 503-823-7224.

Ask a Question!

If you have questions or concerns about the garbage and recycling system at your building, please contact the Multifamily Waste Reduction Specialist by email or call 503-823-7224.