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17.102.220 Exceptions to Commercial Collection Permit Requirement.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 189891, effective April 17, 2020.) A commercial collection permit is not required for the collection or transportation of commercial solid waste by any of the following:

A.  Persons transporting solid waste collected outside the City;

B.  A contractor employed to demolish, construct or remodel a building or structure, including, but not limited to, land clearing operations and construction wastes, when collecting or transporting wastes created in connection with such employment.  However, any subcontracted service employed exclusively to collect and transport construction wastes, is required be a current commercial permittee and subject to all fees associated with waste hauling in the City of Portland;

C.  Landscapers, gardeners, farmers, tree service contractors, janitors or renderers when collecting or transporting wastes created in connection with such employment;

D.  Persons collecting or transporting only waste tires under a valid waste tire storage or carrier permit pursuant to OAR Chapter 340;

E.  Persons transporting only reusable beverage containers as defined in ORS 459A.725 (2007);

F.  Federal or state agencies that collect, store, transport and dispose of solid waste or those who contract with such agencies to perform the service, but only insofar as the service is performed by or for such agencies; and

G.  Persons exclusively collecting recyclable or compostable materials from anyone other than residential customers. However, persons exclusively collecting commercial food scraps are not exempt.