News from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability:
The extreme heat and hazardous air quality forecasted for the first week of September could expose drivers from Portland’s garbage and recycling companies to potential health risks. Therefore, collection companies will get an early start on their daily collection runs, starting Monday, September 4th through Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.
The City asks that residential customers set out their garbage, recycling and composting roll carts the night before their collection day, as trucks may be out earlier than the usual 6:00AM start time.
“Collection truck drivers often work 10 to 11 hour days. Allowing them to start early will get them off the streets before the hottest temperatures and will reduce the chances of heat related illness,” said Kevin Veaudry Casaus, hauler operations manager at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
Residential customers should contact their garbage and recycling company or the City of Portland’s Curbside Hotline, 503-823-7202, with any questions or concerns.