For single-family homes and smallplexes (up to 4 units): When snow and ice hits, leave roll carts at the curb!Read More…
Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201
Easy steps and options for holiday tree removal.
Prepare your holiday tree for pick-up by removing all tinsel, lights, ornaments, wire, nails, stands and other materials that cannot be composted. Trees covered in fake snow are not accepted for composting and must be disposed of as garbage.
Curbside Collection: Tree Pieces
Curbside Collection: Whole Trees
Nonprofit Pick-up: Whole Trees
Final amendments report to be published by Jan. 5, 2018.
On December 6, Portland City Council worked through a final list of potential amendments to the CC2035 Plan. Those items included increasing the height at RiverPlace, changing the location of the I-84 viewpoint, and encouraging flexible building designs so they can be repurposed in the future. Because Council was able to work through all their amendments to the plan, their tentative January 3, 2018, the deliberation session was cancelled.
Project staff plan to publish the final amendments report by Jan. 5, 2018, in advance of a January 18 hearing on the amendments at 2 p.m.
Community members are invited to talk with staff about the amendments during drop-in hours on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in the City Hall Atrium from 5 - 7 p.m.
You have options for extra garbage over the holiday weeks.
After holiday entertaining and gift giving, you may find excess packaging and bulky items — like Styrofoam™ — filling your garbage container.
Here are some options:
Find holiday recycling tips for renters who live in a multifamily community of five units or more.
Need help remembering garbage day? Sign up for free email reminders at www.garbagedayreminders.com.
Each cart plays a part: Put materials in the correct containers after the holidays.
Q: How do I dispose of food scraps from preparing my holiday meal — and what about fruitcake?
A: Food scraps, old leftovers and even that fruitcake can be added directly to your green composting roll cart. Old cooking oil from the turkey fryer should go in a container with a tight seal and placed inside the garbage cart.
Q: What should I to do with all this holiday wrapping paper?
A: Place paper items in the blue recycling roll cart — cardboard and gift boxes, wrapping and tissue paper, catalogs, greeting cards and envelopes. Bows, ribbon and foil-lined items belong in the garbage.
Q: My holiday party includes lots of one-time use items. Can I recycle or compost them?
A: Any disposable items, from plastic ware to paper plates, go in your garbage container. Even products labeled “compostable” or “biodegradable” don’t belong in your recycling or composting roll carts. Use reusable items for your next get-together instead.
Q: What do I do with paper items from my holiday baking?
A: Items like parchment paper and wrappers and liners from cupcakes go in the garbage. Besides yard debris, the only non-food items accepted in the green composting roll cart are paper napkins, paper towels, coffee filters, tea bags and pizza delivery boxes.
Q: One of my holiday gifts is a new computer tablet! What should I do with my old computer?
A: If your old one still works, donate it! Oregon E-Cycles offers free recycling options. Electronics do not belong in your roll carts.
Q: How do I dispose of old batteries?
A: Collect batteries and dispose of them at a local recycling depot or hazardous waste facility. They should never be put in any curbside roll carts.
Q: Can I recycle broken strings of lights?
A: Broken lights do not belong in your blue recycling roll cart. Put them in the garbage or recycle them at a local depot. Contact Metro online or at 503-234-3000 to find a location.
Have a question for our Curbside Hotline Operator?
Submit your question online or call 503-823-7202.
For single-family homes and smallplexes (up to 4 units), curbside collection will happen one day later for Portland customers from December 25 to January 6.