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Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201
Preparing Your Garbage
YES! Garbage includes:
Take-out food and drink containers and utensils (paper, plastic and “compostable” alike), microwave meal boxes, ice cream containers and other frozen food packaging, to-go coffee cups and lids, “compostable” plastic cups and lids, drinking straws, lightbulbs, blocks of Styrofoam™, plastic bags, chip bags and similar packaging.
YES! With special preparation:
BAG FIRST - Broken glass, diapers, cat litter, feminine hygiene products, ashes, sawdust, and packaging peanuts must be bagged before placing in the garbage container.
COOKING OIL, KITCHEN FATS, GREASE: These should be collected in sealed container before placing in the garbage.
NO! These items do not belong in the garbage:
Computers, monitors, TVs, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), hazardous waste, chemicals do not belong in your garbage container. To properly dispose of unwanted electronics, contact Oregon E-Cycles online or call 1-888-532-9253.