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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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Sorting through the holidays

Wondering what to do with the packaging and other "stuff" generated by the holidays?

Many items can be reused, such as bows, ribbons, padded envelopes, gift bags and boxes.

Other items can be recycled at a local depot. These items include spent batteries, broken strings of lights, block Styrofoam or packing peanuts and miscellaneous plastics. Contact Metro to find a convenient recycling depot location that accepts the items you want to recycle.

Finally, here's a refresher on what goes where for curbside pickup.

How to sort holiday waste

For more information on how to recycle at the curb, view the full Garbage, Recycling and Composting Guide.

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