If your garbage, recycling, and compost pick-up day is Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, expect a one-day delay after Christmas and New Year’s.  

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2019 Portland residential waste pick-up schedule changes


In case of bad weather, your pick-up may be delayed. Leave bins at the curb. Your garbage company will come as soon as they can.

Recycling, compost and garbage bins at the curb covered in snow


After the holidays, remove all tree decorations before setting out for pick-up.

Remove trimmings from tree before setting out

You have two options for disposing of your holiday tree:

  1. Set out your whole tree (6-feet or shorter) for a $5 charge.
  2. Or cut your tree into pieces (3-feet or shorter), and place in your compost bin for no extra charge (make sure the lid closes).

Set out whole tree or cut up and put in green bin

Note: Artificial trees and trees “flocked” with fake snow should be put at curb for pick-up as garbage ($5).


Set out extra bags or cans (32 gal and 55 lbs max) for $5 each.

For large, bulky items that don’t fit into your garbage bin (like furniture or mattresses), call your garbage company for a cost estimate (prices vary). If the item is still in good condition, consider donating! Call 503-234-3000 to find out donation organizations, drop-off locations and pick-up options.

Extra trash set out, in bag or bin


If you rent a house or apartment, ask your property manager before setting out whole trees, extra garbage or bulky items.


Read the full Winter 2019 Curbsider for more recycling tips and news.

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