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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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Rules and Regulations

City garbage and recycling policy is implemented through Portland City Code and Administrative Rules. 

New Administrative Rules are developed at least annually and following the adoption of changes in City Code. The public is invited to review the rules and to suggest changes prior to a public hearing. Notification of hearings are is published in the local newspaper and will also be posted on this website.

Illegal Dumping

What to do about waste dumped inappropriately

Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

Plastic single-use bags cannot be provided by retailers or food vendors at customer check-out in Portland.

Polystyrene Foam Container Ban

Restaurants, grocery stores and nonprofit food servers in Portland are prohibited from serving or packaging food and beverage in products made of polystyrene foam (frequently referred to as “styrofoam.”)

Garbage and Recycling Rates

Charges for residential garbage and recycling service

Containers in the Right of Way

Rules for storage of waste containers on commercial properties

Portland City Code 17.102

Solid Waste & Recycling adopted September 12, 2008