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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

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

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If You Own or Manage a Multifamily Property

  • Resources for Successful Garbage and Recycling At your multifamily property

Good news! Free tools and resources from the City of Portland help ensure your residents know how to handle recycling and garbage the “right” way. We can help you prevent mistakes with waste before they happen at your multifamily property. And save time and money in the process. 

Sign up for Multifamily Matters and get free tips, resources and technical assistance delivered to your inbox. Multifamily Matters will help you manage your property in an effective and sustainable manner with every-other-month emails. You’ll find something in each issue aimed to make your workload just a little bit lighter. 

Call us at 503-823-7224 or email with questions, concerns or requests for assistance and information.

Garbage and Recycling Overview

We make your job a little easier with information, resident resources and technical assistance.

Your Role as Property Manager

Owners and managers of multifamily properties are required to provide and pay for adequate garbage and recycling service.

Keeping Residents Informed

Informed residents and an easy-to-use collection system are key to making your garbage and recycling program a success.

Composting Food Scraps

Before kicking off a composting program at your multifamily property, determine if you’re set up for success.

Sign up for Multifamily Matters E-newsletter

Our every-other-month e-newsletter to help you manage your property in an effective and sustainable manner. Includes free tips, resources and technical assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

About your role as property manager, keeping residents informed, and composting food scraps