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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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Ask the Curbside Hotline Operator: What can I do about people putting stuff in my curbside collection containers?

Collection containers at the curb

Q: What can I do about people putting stuff in my curbside collection containers?

A: The best way to discourage this is to keep your roll carts out of sight on non-collection days. Actually, residents should remove their empty roll carts, garbage containers and glass recycling bins from the curb within 24 hours of pick-up.

Leaving containers out creates potential hazards for pedestrians and vehicles. And can encourage passers-by to use a container that’s close to them at the time of need (dog poop bags, anyone!?) instead of carrying items to their own containers or using a public trash can.

Find details about service options and container set-out information.

Have a question for our Curbside Hotline Operator?
Submit your question online or call 503-823-7202.

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Sign up for free email reminders at www.garbagedayreminders.com.

Thank you for helping to keep our neighborhoods clean and safe!