Trash & Recycling

HOLIDAY TRASH & RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE The City of Portland will not collect trash and recycling on Christmas and New Year's Day. If your normal collection day is Tuesday, your trash & recycling will be collected on Saturday, December 29 and Saturday, January 5.  

CHRISTMAS TREE DROP OFF & COLLECTION Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following locations during the month of January: 

  • Cutter Street parking lot on the Eastern Prom 
  •  Douglas Street Salt Shed Area 
  •  Riverside Golf Course, South Course (9-hole), 1010 Riverside Street 
  • Trees dropped off at any of these locations will be taken to Riverside Recycling and chipped up.  

Christmas trees can also be left for curbside collection on your normal trash day during the month of January. Trees collected curbside will be co-mingled with trash and taken to ecomaine.  

Please remember that wrapping paper IS recyclable, but bubble wrap and styrofoam packaging is NOT. For more holiday recycling tips, visit



Please visit our Trash and Recycling Collection Web App to find what day of the week your trash and recycling is collected. First time here? Check out the Trash and Recycling Collection App User Guide

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.