Typically, there is no trash and recycling collection on Thanksgiving day, and the Friday after. However, this year trash and recycling pick-up will occur on Friday, November 29 for those with Friday collection. For those with Thursday collection, your collection will occur on Saturday, November 30.
Fall Leaf Collection runs Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 22.
IMPORTANT!- The leaves MUST be in large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most hardware stores. Place your biodegradable leaf bags curbside on your normal trash day during the above dates & City crews will take care of the rest!
Outside of our curbside collection times, yard waste can be taken to Riverside Recycling at 910 Riverside Street. Remember to bring your e-card or a method of payment.
For additional question regarding trash and recycling collection day, please contact the Department of Public Works at 207-756-8011.
(Disclaimer) All Weekly Trash and Recycling Pickup is subject to change due to City Holidays, Construction, Special Events, Inclement Weather, and Natural Disasters. Please refer to the City of Portland's Website for future updates.
Curious where your trash and recycling goes? Check out this video from ecomaine, the processor of all Portland's trash and recycling.