Trash

thanksgiving Holiday Collection Schedule Change

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. 
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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