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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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Prepare your tree for curbside composting

Holiday treeMake 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.

Curbside collection: Tree pieces
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.

Curbside collection: Whole 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.

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.

Nonprofit collection
You can also arrange with a nonprofit organization to collect your tree for a fee. Contact Metro’s recycling hotline at 503-234-3000 for drop-off or pick-up information.

Flocked trees
Flocked trees are not accepted as composting and must be disposed of as garbage.

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Have a question for our Curbside Hotline Operator?
Submit your question online or call 503-823-7202.