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Portland City Council removes residential garbage and recycling from Clean Energy Surcharge requirement.
Portland residents living in single-family homes and smallplexes (1-4 units) will see a reduction in garbage and recycling rates beginning Feb. 1, 2020. The rate for the 35-gallon garbage roll cart—the most popular service level—will decrease by 40 cents per month. The new rates will be in effect through the end of June 2020.
In December, Portland City Council decided that residential garbage and recycling collection will not be subject to the Clean Energy Surcharge, a charge intended for large retailers. The new garbage and recycling rates have been set to reimburse customers for the amount they have already paid toward the surcharge. Most customers have paid about $1.20 towards the surcharge since July 1, 2019.
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Use Recycle or Not to help answer your questions.
Because so many people in Portland recycle, together we are making an impact. However, trash in the recycling is causing problems here in Oregon and around the world.
Take a few minutes to learn what can and can’t go in your recycling bin:
Some things are better in the trash
These items can jam the recycling sorting machines or are too difficult to make into new products:
Caution: Don’t put these in your bins
There are lots of drop-off locations — find one near you www.oregonmetro.gov/findarecycler.
Not sure? Send a pic!
Next time you aren’t sure about an item, send a photo to @recycleornot on Instagram. Or visit RecycleOrNot.org to see some of the most confusing items and find out where they belong. It’s new and made just for Portland-area residents. Para español, visite ReciclarONo.org o envíe una foto del artículo que usted quiere reciclar a @reciclarono en Instagram.
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The ordinance was adopted and went into effect on December 18, 2019.
Collection changes and community action help reduce waste and increase materials recovery.
Coordinating the recovery of glass, paper, plastic and metal for an entire city is no small feat: We partner with state and regional agencies like Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Metro to perform research and align on messages to educate the public. That’s a lot of committee meetings! We also spend a lot of time out in the community.
Did you know that our bureau’s primary role is to oversee the administrative rules and rate process for Portland’s residential and commercial garbage and recycling companies? We have built good relationships with Portland’s nearly 30 franchised residential and permitted commercial garbage and recycling companies to administer rules that protect both the customer and the service provider. The following list highlights our achievements over the last decade related to the industry that the experts call “materials management.”
New year, new goals
Looking ahead to 2020, our solid waste and recycling team will work to advance these priorities:
Smart City PDX is coordinating the development of draft policies addressing the use of public and private facial recognition technologies for future consideration by Portland City Council.