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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

curbside reference guide

Leave these items out:

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

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

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

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

Choose the garbage container size that fits your household needs.

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