Holiday Garbage Service Reminder

All Portland residents with curbside collection service will have schedule changes from December 25 through January 6. There is no collection service on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. All pick-ups will happen one day later than usual. Pickup for Friday customers will happen on Saturday during this date range.

Winter weather

If garbage, recycling and compost collection must be delayed to the next scheduled collection day, twice the amount of the current subscribed service level will be collected on the next regularly scheduled collection day at no additional charge.

In the case of severe weather, collection will be prioritized in the following order:

  1. Garbage
  2. Recycling
  3. Composting

Leave your carts at the curb and your garbage and recycling company will collect them as soon as driving conditions permit. Your company will monitor the weather and driving conditions daily.  While your street may be clear, access to and from your neighborhood may not.

Stay ahead of the weather

Sign up for a weekly email that includes weather messages and reminders for your collection day at www.garbagedayreminders.com.

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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.