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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Pumpkin Post-mortem

Pumpkins can be recycled in your green roll cart. Please place them in with other accepted yard debris after your autumn celebrations. Remember to remove any candles or wax from jack-o'-lanterns.


Yard debris also includes fruit and vegetables from your garden or trees, weeds, leaves, vines, grass or branches no more than 4 inches thick and 36 inches long.


Do not include food, pet waste, treated wood, plastic bags, plastic flower pots, stumps, metal, rocks, dirt, household garbage or branches more than 4 inches thick and 36 inches long.


Visit to learn more about what is accepted in your roll carts.