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Trash & Recycling

Posted on: September 14, 2021

Fall Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Will be Held Oct 25 through November 19.

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that fall curbside leaf and yard waste bag collection will occur October 25- November 19.  

Important:  The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most stores. Just place your leaves curbside on your normal trash & recycling day by 6:30 AM. Please note the bags may not always be picked up on the same day as your trash & recycling. Leaf bags should be left out and crews will be back around to pick them up. 

Please report missed leaf bags on our free app  Fix It Portland  or at www.portlandmaine.gov. under service requests/ Fix It Portland.

Please, Don't Just Dump It! 

Are you thinking: It's just leaves and grass, who's going to care?  Think again. 

Dumping leaves and grass into drainage ditches, brooks, or wetlands can cause flooding, smother the vegetation that stabilizes stream banks, and contribute to water pollution.  AND it's also illegal.  So, be eco-friendly and either compost leaves & yard waste in your backyard or bag it up for crews to haul away during this collection time.  Our streams, wetlands and storm drains thank you !  

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