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The City of Portland, Oregon

Archives & Records Management

Office of the City Auditor

phone: 503-865-4100


1800 SW 6th Ave, Suite 550, Portland, OR 97201

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6208-01   Material Disposal Log Records

Records are created to document where collected material is being disposed and is used to track types of material that may be recyclable. Record contains material type, amount, where material was disposed, employee disposing of material and the date material disposed.

Retention: 4 years
Record Copy? Yes


6208-02   Material Chemical Test Result Record

Series is used to check and analyze material for PCB's, pesticides, hydrocarbons, petroleum, and other substances as identified in the EPA test guidelines. Records are reports compiled by outside testing agencies containing the breakdown of recycled material samples sent out for independent testing. Report includes name of testing lab, lab report, and certification of test results.

Retention: 30 years
Record Copy? Yes


6208-03   Recycling Sales Record

Series is used to track amount of recycled material sold by the Bureau of Maintenance. Record includes original service request, copy of invoice, amount of material sold, billing amount, delivery information, how paid, customer information (i.e. name, address, phone, signature) and employees signature.

Retention: 2 years
Record Copy? Yes


6208-04   Recycling Mailing Lists

Series is used to notify customers of the availability of recycled material. Record contains name, address, and phone number of past customers. Record also includes type of material purchased and date purchased. Record may also include copies of letters sent to the customer.

Retention: 1 year
Record Copy? Yes