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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000

E-mail: cityinfo@portlandoregon.gov

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Garbage, Recycling and Composting

  • Residential – Houses and Smallplexes (2-4 units) use the Curbside Collection System Information for curbside collection

  • Multifamily – Residential Communities (5 or more units) Information for multifamily residents (including owners and renters) and property managers

  • Business garbage, recycling and composting Assistance, helpful resources, and recognition for your workplace.

Get a recycling guide today: 

The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is your resource for thoughtful consumption, recycling, composting and garbage information. Our goal is to reduce waste and increase the materials recovery rate to 90 percent by 2030. Portlanders can help reach these goals by finding resources and staying informed to make the best choices at work and at home.


Multifamily – Residential Communities (5 or more units)

Garbage, recycling and food scrap collection information for residents (including owners and renters) and property managers

Construction and Demolition Debris

Hauling requirements and recycling options from Metro

Event Recycling and Composting

Equipment and technical assistance with composting and recycling for Portland community events, fairs and festivals

Resourceful PDX

Find simple ways to save money, support your community, conserve resources and spend more time with friends and family.

Master Recycler Program

Take this 8-week course on waste prevention and recycling then volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned

Public Place Garbage Cans

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) administers the public trash can program that currently provides trash receptacles and contracts for collection service in downtown Portland and a small number of other business districts in the city.