Services and Information for Environment

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Find out who your garbage company is and what days to set out your trash, recycling and compost for pickup. (This is for houses and smallplexes of 2-4 units. Businesses and residents of multifamily properties should contact their property manager.)
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City of Portland climate data report updates carbon emissions data for Multnomah County.
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Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the Ezones Map Correction project.
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We offer flexible loans for eligible properties to perform environmental cleanup. Nonprofit organizations may be able to access these funds as grants.
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We offer financial assistance for eligible properties to receive environmental site assessment reports. Projects must demonstrate financial need and community benefit. Please give us a call to find out if your project is eligible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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If you have a project that benefits your community and the environment, you can apply for a Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) grant of up to $12,000. The two-page pre-application for projects is due by 4 p.m. on the first Friday of February each year.
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To get a 1200-Z or 1200-A general NPDES stormwater discharge permit for an industrial site in City limits, start here. We receive and process applications for general stormwater permits. The City is the authorized agent for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
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Mini-grants are available from the Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP). These grants provide gift certificates for native plants that benefit the watershed. They are available to community groups or individuals. We accept and review applications year-round. Download the application here.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues PARK(ing) Day permits to allow residents, designers, businesses, students, community organizations and artists to temporarily transform parking spaces into public spaces. This international event takes place the third Friday in September.
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If you bought and planted a yard tree between September 1 and April 30, you may be eligible for a Treebate. The Treebate is a one-time rebate on your City of Portland sewer/stormwater/water utility bill for planting a tree.
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Your company may need a permit to discharge process wastewater to the City sewer. Download the Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit application here.
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Any person collecting commercial solid waste within the City must obtain a commercial collection permit.
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Help take care of Green Streets in your neighborhood. It takes only a few minutes to sign up and find available Green Streets to adopt. Thank you for helping us keep our rivers and streams clean.
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How to arrange for loaner equipment and signage from the Portland Event Recycling program
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More than 5,000 tons of leaves annually through the City's Leaf Day program, are available to you as compost. Feel free to call us to check up-to-date pricing and availability.
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These events offer neighborhood, community and nonprofit organizations funds for proper disposal of bulky household waste that may otherwise be disposed inappropriately.
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Your company may need a permit or other authorization to discharge wastewater into City sewers. To find out, first complete this environmental survey. We will review your completed survey and notify you if your company requires authorization or permit.
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See how the Ezones Map Correction project affects your property.
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Portland's numerous festivals, community events and street fairs can generate large amounts of waste. Our free technical assistance can help event planners divert waste from the landfill by increasing recycling and collecting food scraps.
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Promote your workplace's commitment to sustainability and the community by becoming Sustainability at Work certified. Certification is free for all businesses, nonprofits, and government workplaces located in Multnomah County, within Portland City limits.