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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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Quick reference guide to curbside garbage, composting and recycling

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What goes in each curbside collection container

Leave these items out:

Garbage: Computers, monitors, TVs, compact florescent lights bulbs (CFLs), hazardous waste and chemicals.

Green Portland Composts! cart: “Compostable” containers, pet waste, plastic bags, lumber, dirt, ashes and branches larger than 4” thick and 36” long.

Blue Portland Recycles! cart: Plastic bags, diapers, propane cylinders, coffee pods, plastic clam shells, coffee cups/lids and plastic containers under 6oz.

Yellow glass recycling bin: Light bulbs, vases, broken glass, ceramics, lids and drinking glasses. 

For items that don’t belong in curbside recycling or compost; and that are not hazardous, electronics, CFLs or chemical; dispose of them in the garbage.

Choose the garbage container size that fits your household needs.

Find more resources to help you dispose of items not accepted at the curb.