Solid Waste Programs & Services

 The City of Portland's Solid Waste programs provides City of Portland residents with convenient and environmentally friendly ways to recycle or dispose of unwanted items. 

Please visit the Trash and Recycling Collection Web App to find the what day of the week your trash and recycling is collected.  For first time here? Check out the Trash and Recycling Collection App User Guide, how to document.  

(Disclaimer) All Weekly Trash and Recycling Pickup is subject to change due to City Holidays, Construction, Special Events, Inclement Weather, and Natural Disasters. Please refer to the City of Portland's Website for future updates.

A staff of 19 employees provides a variety of services including:
  • Weekly curbside collection of trash and recyclables
  • Service and maintain litter receptacles located in public spaces, including 50+ Bigbelly Solar trash compactors
  • Servicing and maintaining the "silver bullet" drop-off recycling center located at Riverside Recycling Center. 
  • Providing contract hauling services for Ecomaine
  • Providing waste and recycling collection services for public schools and city buildings
  • Monitoring and ensuring safe and compliant operations at Riverside Recycling
  • Providing nine household hazardous waste collection events from April - November on the first Saturday of the month.  
  • Providing bulky waste disposal services through the E-card program or bulky waste curbside collection permit
    which runs annually from April - November. 

The City of Portland does not provide trash & recycling collection for Commercial Properties.  Business owners must retain a private contractor for their trash & recycling disposal (City Code, Chapter 12).  

If you have received a DEFECTIVE CITY TRASH BAG please call WasteZero at 1-800-866-3954, the number is printed on your City of Portland trash bag too. Your feedback is valuable to improve the quality of the bags.