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Annexation is the process of changing municipal boundaries to bring adjacent unincorporated areas into an existing city, typically to provide urban services not presently available. Properties must be within the municipal boundary of the City of Portland to receive City services.

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Become a Master Recycler

Master Recyclers are a volunteer corps who inspire neighbors and coworkers into action.

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Get free recycling posters for your business

Get free recycling, garbage and compost signs to put on or near your workplace waste bins. Download and print signs, or order printed copies. Stickers are also available for order.

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Make your own garbage, recycling and compost signs

Use the online make-your-own poster tool to create simplified waste signs that show just the items that staff or customers will have in your business.

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Request a regulatory improvement

The regulatory improvement program updates and improves City building and land regulations, to foster development.

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Request an extra capacity waste container

Low-income and health condition related households can apply to increase their trash disposal capacity at no cost.

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Request annexation

Annexation application for property owners and registered voters.

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Request non-curbside trash and recycling for disabled customers

Disabled residential customers who are unable to carry garbage, composting, or recycling carts to the curb because of a health condition may apply for this service.

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