Heatwave Changes Garbage Collection Times

News from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability:

Safety Alert: Portland’s heat wave means garbage, recycling and composting collection will happen earlier in the day

The City of Portland asks residential customers to set out carts the night before collection day.

This week’s extreme heat 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 Wednesday, August 2 through Friday, August 4, 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 a.m. start time.

“We are asking our residential customers to help keep our drivers safe by placing carts at the curb the night before,” said Steve Wolfe, district manager for Waste Management-Portland. “Our drivers work 10- to 11-hour days. Allowing drivers to start collection early will get them off the streets earlier will reduce the potential for heat-related illnesses.”
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.

National Night Out 2017

Join us for our annual National Night Out community party July 30th, 4:00-8:00PM.  Food and fun – FREE FOR EVERYONE!  The BDNA will be providing light refreshments and neighbors are encouraged to contribute to the pot luck dinner.  Please come, even if you don’t have a dish to share.  Tell your friends and neighbors and join us for a fun party!

4:30-6:30PM – Face painting by Green Tulip Peace and Nature School

6:00-8:00PM – Interactive story time and balloon animals with Olive and Dingo

Thank you to Woodstock New Season, Grocery Outlet, and Fat Cupcake for donating food to this event!