Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201
As a resident, it’s important that you understand how garbage and recycling is managed at your community, specifically:
The building’s owner or property manager is responsible for providing and paying for garbage and recycling services. They’re also responsible for providing information to you about how to recycle at move in, where collection areas are located (indoors on every floor, or outside) as well as offering a yearly reminder.
Multifamily communities come in all shapes and sizes: apartments, dormitories, condominiums and more. What all these locations have in common is at least five or more units on the property.
Include: Paper plates, coffee cups, freezer boxes, takeout containers, wrappers, facial tissue, Styrofoam™, plastic bags, plastic containers labeled compostable, rigid clamshells, painted or stained wood, plywood, incandescent light bulbs.
Must be bagged: Pet waste, cat litter, diapers, feminine hygiene products, ashes, sawdust, packaging peanuts, broken glass.
Place in sealed container: Kitchen fats, oil, grease.
Do not include: Computers, monitors and TVs, hazardous waste, chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
Contact Metro Recycling Information, 503-234-3000 to learn how to dispose of these items and more.
Include these items in your building's mixed recycling container:
Paper: Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, flattened cardboard boxes, scrap paper, junk mail, cartons (milk, juice, soup). Shredded paper must be in paper bag.
Plastic: Bottles with a neck and tubs (6 oz. or larger), plant pots (4" or larger), buckets (5 gal. or smaller). Rinse. Discard lids.
Metal: Aluminum, tin and steel food cans, empty dry metal paint cans, empty aerosol cans, aluminum foil, scrap metal (smaller than 30" and less than 30 lbs).
Do not include: Plastic bags, plastic lids, diapers, freezer boxes, coffee cups, pesticide or herbicide bottles, propane cylinders, household garbage, light bulbs, drinking glasses, flower vases, ceramics, broken glass.
Glass bottles and jars only: Mix all colors together. Rinse. Labels OK. Separate from other recyclables.
Do not include: Light bulbs, drinking glasses, flower vases, ceramics, broken glass.