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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Guide to Garbage and Recycling

man holding recycling container

As a resident, it’s important that you understand how garbage and recycling is managed at your community, specifically:

  • How and where to dispose of garbage and recycling.
  • What can be recycled.
  • Resources for managing things that don’t belong in the garbage or recycling.
  • Who to contact with questions.

The building’s owner or property manager is responsible for providing and paying for garbage and recycling services. They’re also responsible for providing information to you about how to recycle at move in, where collection areas are located (indoors on every floor, or outside) as well as offering a yearly reminder.

Multifamily communities come in all shapes and sizes: apartments, dormitories, condominiums and more. What all these locations have in common is at least five or more units on the property.