Solid Waste Programs & Services

Solid Waste Programs & Services



The City of Portland's Solid Waste programs provides City of Portland residents with convenient and environmentally friendly ways to recycle or dispose of unwanted items.

A staff of 19 employees provides a variety of services including:
  • Weekly curbside collection of trash and recyclables
  • Service and maintain litter receptacles located in public spaces, including 50+ Bigbelly Solar trash compactors
  • Servicing and maintaining the "silver bullet" drop-off recycling center
  • Providing contract hauling services for Ecomaine
  • Providing waste and recycling collection services for public schools and city buildings
  • Monitoring and ensuring safe and compliant operations at Riverside Recycling
  • Providing nine household hazardous waste collection events
  • Providing bulky waste collection services through the E-card program or through the Tag-It Bulky Sticker program which runs annually from April - November.


The City of Portland does not provide trash & recycling collection for Commercial Properties.  Business owners must retain a private contractor for their trash & recycling disposal (City Code, Chapter 12).