About Portland Disposal & Recycling, Inc. in Portland, Oregon

Since 1936, Portland Disposal & Recycling, Inc. has been providing reliable garbage, recycling and compost collection services to the Portland community. As a locally owned, family-run company, we provide all the convenience of a national company while maintaining our local integrity. We strive to make the Portland area a little better each day.

Our company is committed to maintaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace founded on respect, acceptance and appreciation for all individuals. It is our belief that having a diverse and inclusive workplace is critical to our success including our ability to attract and retain employees, ensure our employees thrive and to better serve our customers.

We demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion by:

  • Fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion and inclusion for all individuals
  • Embracing our differences to foster growth and innovation
  • Treating all individuals with regard, respect and courtesy
  • Ensuring our employment practices support and promote diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Providing staff with training and learning opportunities to create awareness for issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion

Building and maintaining meaningful relationships with community organizations dedicated to advancing issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion

Each employee at Portland Disposal & Recycling has a responsibility to act in a manner that supports and advances our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We expect all employees to adhere to this commitment and will not tolerate conduct that does not meet theses standards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our FAQ list for helpful tips.

What time should I place my items out?

Your items need to be out by 6 am on your pickup day. Place your materials within 3 feet of the curb/roadway, even if you are accustomed to your driver coming later. Please don’t obstruct the containers from view or place them in a way that makes them difficult to get to. All containers need to be separated by at least 12 inches. If you are not able to get your items to the curb, please call our office for more information. Remember to remove emptied containers from the curb so they don’t block the sidewalk or blow away.

Does my garbage need to be bagged?

Yes. Please securely bag your garbage. Especially loose or dusty materials such as kitty litter, sawdust, animal waste, and packing peanuts before placing them in your can.

What about hazardous waste?

DO NOT dispose of hazardous materials in your garbage can. If in doubt, please call Metro at (503) 234-3000 for disposal information.

What do I do if my collection is missed or I forgot to put it out?

If your garbage, recycling, or compost is missed, please call our office within 48 hours at (503) 281-8736. *A return trip fee may apply.

Still Have Questions?

If you still have questions, feel free to give us a call at our office between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. If you are unable to call during that time, we have a 24-hour message recorder. When leaving a message, please include your name, address, and a good daytime phone number to reach you. A customer service representative will respond to your message by the following business day.

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