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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

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

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garbage itemsInclude: Paper plates, coffee cups, freezer boxes, takeout containers, wrappers, facial tissue, Styrofoam™, plastic bags, plastic containers labeled compostable, rigid clamshells, painted or stained wood, plywood, incandescent light bulbs.

garbage items that must be bagged

Must be bagged: Pet waste, cat litter, diapers, feminine hygiene products, ashes, sawdust, packaging peanuts, broken glass.

Cooking oil in sealed containers

Place in sealed container: Kitchen fats, oil, grease.

Computers, CFL bulbs do not go in garbage

Do not include: Computers, monitors and TVs, hazardous waste, chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
Contact Metro Recycling Information, 503-234-3000 to learn how to dispose of these items and more.