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 the landlord about setting out large or bulky items or extra garbage for collection. There is a fee for these services.
- Multifamily residents: Bring your concerns about overflowing garbage and extra recycling to your property manager or owner, who can request additional service.
Reminder: Contact Metro’s recycling hotline at 503-234-3000 to learn where to recycle items that cannot be left at the curb.
Recycling options abound for holiday related materials like spent batteries, strings of lights, electronics, Styrofoam™, packing peanuts, non-curbside plastics and other items not accepted in your blue Portland Recycles! roll cart.
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Have a question for our Curbside Hotline Operator?
Submit your question online or call 503-823-7202.