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

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Portland City Council updates rates for residential garbage, recycling and compost service

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After a thorough annual review of operating costs, Portland City Council approved a garbage and recycling bill increase to cover higher fees for processing yard debris and food scraps. The increase also includes a surcharge for the voter-approved Portland Clean Energy Fund.

The monthly bill will go up 75 cents per month for most customers beginning July 1, 2019. The rate increase applies to residential garbage, recycling, and composting service at single-family homes and smallplexes up to four units. The City of Portland will re-evaluate the rates in Spring 2020.

Important reminders for customers

  • Visit for details and rate notices in 11 languages or call your garbage and recycling company.
  • Property owners of residential (1-4 unit) rental properties are required to set up and pay for service for tenants.
  • It is still important to follow Portland’s recycling list.
  • Visit to find your company, check your collection schedule and sign up for weekly reminders.