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If spending more time at home makes you want to clean out your closet, your kitchen, or your whole home, we’re here to help. Portland offers terrific options to donate and recycle items. However, due to health and safety measures, some donation and disposal options are more limited than usual.
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Updates from BPS projects and programs and how bureau staff are helping the City respond to the coronavirus crisis.
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Waste collection in Portland is not affected by Oregon’s stay-at-home order and will continue, but delays may occur. Please bag all trash for driver and community safety. Put out your garbage, recycling and compost carts on your normally scheduled pickup days.
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Recycle or Not is a Portland-area campaign to reduce waste and make a big difference for the environment.
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Collection changes and community action help reduce waste and increase materials recovery.
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Holiday schedule changes, how to set out your holiday tree, and what to do with extra holiday trash.
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Make a stop at this community event to turn in unwanted documents for shredding or prescriptions.
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Pizza delivery boxes belong in the green Portland Composts! roll cart
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There are new garbage rates and schedule changes for residential customers.
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Say no to unnecessary take-out items
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Find out what goes where for garbage, compost and recycling.
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Take-out items are not recyclable – they belong in the trash.
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Here’s the journey a glass beer bottle takes when you recycle it.
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Put the bad stuff in the right place with occasional visits to a local hazardous waste facility.