Holiday tree composting
Make sure holiday greenery and trees are ready for compost pick-up after enjoying them this season. Note that trees will not be accepted with garbage.
Prepare your tree for pick-up by removing all tinsel, lights, ornaments, wire, nails, stands and other materials that cannot be composted with the tree.
Trees that are 6 feet and under can be put out at the curb on collection day for $4.50. Please cut larger trees down to 6 feet to ensure driver safety.
Cut the trunk and branches into pieces less than 36 inches long and 4 inches in diameter. Please ensure that any tree pieces in your green Portland Composts! roll cart do not poke above the lip of the cart; weight limit is 135 lbs.
Extra yard debris only
Set out an extra 32-gallon can, kraft paper lawn and leaf bag or bundle of yard debris for $3.75. Call your garbage and recycling company for a Yard Debris Only sticker to identify extra cans. Bundles must be securely tied with string or twine; weight limit is 45 lbs.
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