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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Franchise Review for Residential Garbage, Recycling, and Composting Collection

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) manages garbage and recycling collection in Portland. Residential collection at single family homes and smallplexes is governed by a franchise agreement, a contract that divides the city into territories served by 12 private garbage and recycling companies.  

In 2018, BPS completed is most recent review of the residential franchise system to ensure it continues to help Portland meet its goals and remains in the public interest. The franchise system has been reviewed every five years since its inception in 1992. 

Documents and Resources

Residential garbage, recycling, and composting collection franchise review documents