Trash

The City of Portland has a “Pay-As-You-Throw” trash collection system.  The cost of disposing of trash is covered by the cost of the bags, so you pay only for what you throw away.  City trash bags are available at these retail locations in the Greater Portland Area.  Trash will only be collected in the City of Portland purple trash bags.  

purple bags back june 1 for retailers

Purple Trash Bag

As of Monday, July 1, 2019, the cost of the City of Portland purple trash bags will be the following rates : $1.50 per 15 gallon bag or $3.00 per 30 gallon bag.

Residents and retailers should call WasteZero at 
1-800-866-3954 for manufacturing concerns such as defective bags and/or retail ordering.

The City Council approved the increase in the trash bag fee as part of its approval of the Fiscal Year 20 (FY20) municipal budget starting July 1, 2019.  

City Trash Bag Vendors

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