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Portland, Oregon

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17.102.260 Registration Required for Independent Commercial Recyclers.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 182671 and 189891, effective April 17, 2020.)

A.  No person shall provide collection service as an independent commercial recycler within the City without having registered with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, by providing BPS with a copy of their City of Portland Business License, with their Business License number, or with a copy of their current annual Business License exemption application or request submitted to the City’s Revenue Bureau.

B.  All independent commercial recyclers who collect at least 25 tons of recyclables and/or yard debris in the City per year shall report quarterly to BPS on the amounts of recyclables collected in the City, on forms provided by BPS. If a person only collects food scraps from commercial sources, that person is required to be a commercial permittee.