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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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Curbside Collection Tip #1: Options for Extra Garbage

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After holiday entertaining and gift giving, you may find excess packaging and bulky items filling your garbage can.

  • Set out an extra garbage can or bag on your collection day for a $5 fee. Extra garbage must be 32 gallons or smaller and weigh 55 lbs. or less.
  • Items that are too big for your garbage container (such as appliances, furniture or large branches) can be picked up for an extra charge. Call your garbage and recycling company a week in advance for a cost estimate.
  • Renters: talk to your landlord about setting out large or bulky items or extra garbage for collection. There is a fee for these services.
  • Visit Metro's website to learn where to recycle items that cannot be left at the curb.