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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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Permitted Commercial Garbage and Recycling Companies

For questions about your current service, contact your garbage and recycling company. You can find the garbage and recycling company’s name and phone number on your exterior garbage containers.  If you have additional questions or concerns, you can call our office at 503-823-7202.

Setting up new service

Portland businesses can choose a company (or “hauler”) from almost three dozen permitted garbage, recycling and composting collection companies. Businesses can negotiate service level, frequency and cost; rates are not set by the City. Contracts are not required by the City. Find more tips and requirements for setting up garbage and recycling.

Permitted commercial garbage and recycling companies

Note: If requested, all permitted commercial haulers are required to offer recycling and food waste collection. Haulers may subcontract the service through another hauler.

Permitted Company Garbage & Recycling Food Waste  Multifamily* Drop Boxes** Phone
Arrow Sanitary 503-257-3993
City Sanitary Service 503-760-2412
Gresham Sanitary Service 503-665-2424
Heiberg Garbage 503-794-8212
Portland Disposal & Recycling 503-281-8736
Recology  503-283-2015
Republic Services Portland 503-253-5656
Rockwood Solid Waste 503-666-3488
Sunset Garbage 503-774-4122
Wacker Sanitary 503-658-3347
Walker Garbage 503-531-6330
Waste Management 800-808-5901
Elmer's Sanitary       503-287-3068
Gruetter Sanitary Service       503-285-9279
Republic Services Lake Oswego       503-636-3011
Chetco Construction        503-442-0171
City of Roses Drop Box       503-285-9940
Clackamas Garbage Company       503-656-9633
Flannery's Drop Box       503-669-8002
Interstate Drop Box       360-609-7748
JF Papasadero & Sons       503-234-9475
KB Recycling       503-659-7004
Multnomah County Drop Box       503-439-1303
Resource Recovery       503-256-8865
ReNu Recycling       877-444-7368
River City Environmental       503-252-6144
S & H Recycling       503-638-4909
Current customers only     
American Property Management     503-284-2147
Multifamily includes apartments, condominiums, mobile home parks and moorages with five or more units. ** Drop Boxes are waste containers for quantities of 3 yards or more. What about yard debris? Business compost service is food only. Yard debris is an additional pick-up option for business accounts.

Tips for setting up service

Obtain multiple bids and negotiate. The City does not set rates for commercial service. Cost, number and size of containers, frequency of service and days and time of collection are all negotiable. Contact several different permitted companies to discuss your service needs and to get multiple bids.

Contracts are not required. The City does not require businesses to enter into a contract with a garbage and recycling company. If you choose to sign a contract for service, read the details; it may be difficult to change your levels or cost of service during the duration of your contract.

Recycling is required. All Portland businesses are required to recycle paper, plastic bottles, metal cans, and glass bottles and jars. All garbage companies are required to provide, when asked, service for recycling and compost.

Containers are provided by the garbage and recycling company. Roll carts or other external containers for garbage, recycling and compost collection will be provided by your garbage and recycling company. They are required to label all external containers with stickers that clearly identify the items that can go inside. Contact your garbage and recycling company if you would like additional stickers.

Get free support

Businesses can contact the Sustainability at Work program for free internal recycling boxes; signs to label your recycling, compost and garbage; and help educating your employees about what to recycle and compost. Contact: 503-823-7037 or

Property managers of multifamily communities can contact the city’s Multifamily Program for free signs to label waste collection areas and other education materials for residents. Contact: 503-823-7224 or