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Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201
Standard garbage service includes every other week pickup. You have options to fit your household’s needs. Increase or decrease the size of your garbage container or sign up for every four week pickup. Garbage roll carts come in 20, 35, 60 and 90-gallon sizes and are provided by your garbage and recycling company. Find your collection schedule.
Tips for every-other-week garbage
|YES – put these items in your garbage container|
Placed in sealed container
|Must be bagged
These limits were set by the City of Portland to ensure the health and safety of the garbage and recycling company drivers:
Don't overfill garbage containers or compact their contents. Contents must fall freely from the container. If your container is overweight, your driver will determine if it is safe to empty. If it is emptied, an extra charge may apply. If the container is not emptied because it is heavier than the maximum weight allowed, call the company's office as soon as possible for your pickup options. You will have to repack the material into containers or bags that meet the weight limits.
Customer-provided garbage cans are being phased out and these service levels are generally not available. Customers making service level changes to customer-provided cans will be required to switch to hauler-provided roll cart service. Customers who currently provide their own 20-gallon or 32-gallon garbage container may continue to do so at this time. Customer-provided garbage cans must be designed for safe handling; tapered, with a smaller bottom than top opening; non-absorbent; equipped with a watertight bottom, side handles, a handhold on the bottom, and tight-fitting lids or covers which can be removed easily; vector-resistant; durable; and easy to clean.