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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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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: 

NEW PUBLIC NOTICE as of May 17, 2019: A public hearing will be held on June 3, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Ave, 7th Floor Conference Room 7A, Portland, OR 97201 to review the following proposed amendments to the administrative rules for residential, business and commercial services for solid waste, recycling and composting: 

Residential 

Commercial

Business


Garbage and Recycling Rates

Charges for residential garbage and recycling service

Summary of Proposed Amendments to: ADMINISTRATIVE RULES Business Solid Waste, Recycling and Composting

Uploaded 5/16/19. A public hearing will be held on June 3rd, 4pm to 6pm at 1900 SW 4th Ave, 7th Floor Conference Room 7A, Portland, OR 97201.

Summary of Proposed Amendments to: ADMINISTRATIVE RULES Commercial Solid Waste, Recycling & and Composting

Uploaded 5/16/19. A public hearing will be held on June 3rd, 4pm to 6pm at 1900 SW 4th Ave, 7th Floor Conference Room 7A, Portland, OR 97201.

Summary of Proposed Amendments to: ADMINISTRATIVE RULES Residential Solid Waste, Recycling & Composting

Uploaded 5/16/19. A public hearing will be held on June 3rd, 4pm to 6pm at 1900 SW 4th Ave, 7th Floor Conference Room 7A, Portland, OR 97201.

Single-Use Plastics Reduction Policy

New ordinance for Portland food service businesses and institutions goes into effect on July 1, 2019.

Single-use Plastic Bag Ban

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

Portland 2012 Plastic Bag Ordinance

Ordinance banning plastic bags 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.”)

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

Illegal Dumping

What to do about waste dumped inappropriately

Business Recycling Requirements

All Portland businesses are required to recycle paper, plastic bottles, metal cans, and glass bottles and jars.

Containers in the Right of Way (CROW) and Minimum Space Requirements

Space requirements and CROW rules for storage of waste containers on commercial properties.