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Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is your resource for thoughtful consumption, recycling, composting and garbage information. The City of Portland has a goal to reduce waste and to raise the recovery rate to 90 percent by 2030. Portlanders can help reach these goals by finding resources and staying informed to make the best choices at work and at home.
Recent news about changes in the international recycling market have raised concerns about Portland’s curbside recycling system. Portland’s curbside recycling has not changed. Follow the recycling guidelines and keep recycling at home and at work. If changes occur in the future, we will let you know.
Find your garbage, recycling and composting pickup schedule, a detailed list of what goes in each container, rates, service options and more
Garbage, recycling and food scrap collection information for residents (including owners and renters) and property managers
Personalized free assistance, helpful resources and recognition for your business
How to reduce waste and dispose of hazardous, electronic, medical and bulky items
Equipment and technical assistance with composting and recycling for Portland community events, fairs and festivals
Find simple ways to save money, support your community, conserve resources and spend more time with friends and family.
Take this 8-week course on waste prevention and recycling then volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned
System overview, history, regulations, reports and policies
City of Portland is expanding public garbage cans citywide.
Step by step assistance for small-to medium-sized litter cleanups.
Community Collection Events (CCE) offer neighborhood, community and nonprofit organizations funds for proper disposal of bulky household waste that may otherwise be disposed inappropriately.