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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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Updates from our Solid Waste and Recycling Program

2011-2012 Curbside Collection Rates

Every year, the City sets residential garbage, recycling and yard debris collection rates based on a thorough evaluation of what it costs to provide these services to residents. Starting on July 1, 2011, rates for all Portland residential customers, including food scrap pilot households, will increase due to higher costs for landfill disposal and increased fuel and equipment costs, including lower-emission trucks.

Most residents will see an increase about of about 60 cents (2 percent) on their monthly bill. If you have questions about your rate or service level, please contact your garbage and recycling company.

Curbside Collection E-Schedule

The City of Portland is proud to announce that your recycling, yard debris and garbage schedules are now available online through Portland Maps!

This new web tool allows you to check your collection schedule online and even download a calendar reminder to your computer or mobile device.

To access the Curbside Collection E-Schedule, visit


Compost bins: Discover new bin sizes, styles for home composting

Location: MetroPaint Store on Swan Island
4825 N Basin Avenue, Portland
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn more about Metro’s composting resources at




Events: Join BPS staff and volunteers at community events this summer

Good in the Neighborhood
Saturday, June 25, 12 - 9:30 p.m.
King School Park, NE 6th Ave. & Humboldt St.

Sunday Parkways North
Sunday, June 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Route connecting Peninsula, Arbor Lodge, Kenton, and McCoy Parks, plus the Willamette Bluff.

Sundown at Ecotrust Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, June 30–July 28, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 721 NW 9th Ave.

Mississippi Street Fair
Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
North Mississippi Ave. from Fremont St. to Skidmore St.

Sunday Parkways NW/ Downtown
Sunday, July 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Route connecting downtown, Old Town/Chinatown, Pearl District and Northwest neighborhoods.

East Portland Expo
Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ed Benedict Community Park, SE 100th Ave. & Powell Blvd.

Build It Green! Home Tour’s Info Fair
Saturday, September 24, 2011, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
EcoHaus, 819 SE Taylor Street