Bulky Waste Collection

Bulky Waste Collection Program is available: April 1st  to November 30th, 2022.   

The Department of Public Work’s bulky waste item collection program provides a convenient way to dispose of many items. Everyone who lives in a home, apartment building or condominium that  receives weekly service from Portland’s trash and recycling crews is eligible to participate. Items that weigh 30 lbs. or less and do not fit in a city trash bag, will be collected free of charge (limit 10 items per dwelling unit per year) while items that weigh more than 30 lbs. will be collected subject to a $40 fee per item. 

NOT INCLUDED in the Bulky Waste Permit Program are any of the following and may require a charge for disposal: 
Hazardous Household Waste (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerator, freezer) Electronic Waste (printers), Universal Waste, household garbage, yard waste, cardboard and remodeling materials, please take to Riverside Recycling. Styrofoam is NOT eligible for the bulky waste program and must be disposed of in a city trash bag. 

HOW TO APPLY for a BULKY ITEM COLLECTION Permit.  Small or large bulky items are the same permit application.  Limit 3 items per permit. 

  1. Have to create a log in on the  Citizen Self Service portal
  2. Log into your account on the Citizen Self Service portal
  3. Click the "APPLY" tab
  4. Public Works: Solid Waste-Bulky Item Permit 
  5. Follow the permit steps, enter all required information, upload photos if you can. 
  6. If requesting collection of large items (over 30lbs), you will be invoiced via email.  Payment must be made before a collection date will be assigned. 
  7. You will receive an email confirmation that includes a set-out date for collection.  
  8. *** DO NOT put items out before receiving this confirmation email because the items will not be picked up.***
Please Note: If the item fits in a City trash bag without exceeding 30lb weight limit it is NOT eligible for the program.


Use the Citizen Self Service portal to apply for a large bulky item permit.  
LARGE BULKY ITEMS are subject to a $40.00 disposal fee per item for curbside collection. Qualified large items include items weighing over 30 pounds and must be approved prior to collection.  
1. Be one single item (bound together if broken) example:  bed frame =one item, even if it is taken apart.
2. Be wrapped in plastic prior to placing curbside if ANY type of infestation is suspected due to health risks. Please check the box on the permit application indicating bedbugs for safe concerns and we will plan accordingly.  

Hazardous Household Waste (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerator, freezer) Electronic Waste, Universal Waste, household garbage, yard waste and remodeling etc. are NOT ELIGIBLE.  

Large Items


SMALL BULKY ITEMS  10 Free per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)

 Use the Citizen Self Service portal to apply for a small bulky item permit. 
SMALL BULKY ITEMS that qualify for FREE curbside collection must be:  
  1. Too large to fit in a City of Portland 30 gallon trash bag
  2. Weigh less than 30 pounds
  3. Item can be safely lifted and carried curbside by one individual
Hazardous Waste, Electronic Waste, Universal Waste, household garbage, remodeling etc. are NOT ELIGIBLE. 

Small Items