After a thorough annual review of system costs, the Portland City Council has approved 2018-19 rates for residential garbage, recycling, and composting service at single-family homes and smallplexes up to four units. The monthly bill for the average Portland household will increase by about $2.55 starting May 1, 2018.
The rate increase is needed to cover higher costs for recycling, labor, fuel and garbage disposal. In particular, new quality standards for recycled materials sold to international manufacturers require local recycling facilities to hire additional workers.
It is still important to follow Portland’s recycling list. The City of Portland will re-evaluate the rates in Spring 2019.
- Property owners of residential (1-4 unit) rental properties are required to set up and pay for service for tenants.
- Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/garbagerates for details and translations.
- Visit www.garbagedayreminders.com to find your company, check your collection schedule and sign up for weekly reminders.