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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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Working together for a smooth collection day

Garbage, recycling and composting drivers work hard every day to collect materials from all over Portland.
When setting out your roll carts, be mindful of their placement and location.

If space allows, this is the best way to place your roll carts: Proper way to set out garbage and recycling carts

1. Place carts away from obstacles like trees, cars, mailboxes, poles and basketball hoops.
2. Face the cart handle toward your home.
3. Place carts within 3 feet of the curb (required).
4. Leave up to 3 feet between carts to allow the truck's mechanical arm to operate more freely.

We understand that space is limited for some customers. Your efforts to place carts using these guidelines whenever possible are appreciated!

Don't forget to put away your roll carts after collection.