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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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Garbage, Recycling and Composting

  • Residential – Houses and Smallplexes (2-4 units) use the Curbside Collection System Information for curbside collection

  • Multifamily – Residential Communities (5 or more units) Information for multifamily residents (including owners and renters) and property managers

  • Business garbage, recycling and composting Assistance, helpful resources, and recognition for your workplace.

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.

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.


Multifamily – Residential Communities (5 or more units)

Garbage, recycling and food scrap collection information for residents (including owners and renters) and property managers

More Garbage and Recycling Options

How to reduce waste and dispose of hazardous, electronic, medical and bulky items

Resourceful PDX

Find simple ways to save money, support your community, conserve resources and spend more time with friends and family.

Master Recycler Program

Take this 8-week course on waste prevention and recycling then volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned

Public Place Garbage Cans

City of Portland is expanding public garbage cans citywide.

Keep It Pretty Rose City

Step by step assistance for small-to medium-sized litter cleanups.

Community Collection Events

Community Collection Events (CCE) offer neighborhood, community and nonprofit organizations funds for proper disposal of bulky household waste that may otherwise be disposed inappropriately.