Commercial Recycling in Portland, Oregon

Recycling Containers — Portland, OR — Portland Disposal & Recycling

Commercial Recycling Information

Portland Disposal & Recycling, Inc. can provide your commercial location with any combination of recycling carts, containers, and drop boxes in a wide variety of sizes. We offer completely customizable pickup service, with frequency ranging from seven times a week to as little as once a month. Work one-on-one with our experienced team to arrange service that suits your location, size, and schedule.

Waste Less, Go Green

Sign up for weekly, daily, or monthly collection of recyclable materials at your commercial location and discover the benefits of going green. Our team is happy to help you establish the perfect service level right for your location or to answer any questions you may have. Call us today at 503-281-8736.


Please Recycle

  • Containers with a neck or screw-on lid (6 oz. or larger)
  • Bottles with a base wider than the neck, such as soda or water bottles (6 oz. or larger)
  • Jugs (milk, juice, etc.)
  • Margarine or yogurt-type tubs (6 oz. or larger)

Please Do Not Recycle

  • Plastic lids or caps
  • Plastic bags
  • Disposable plates, cups, or cutlery
  • Take-out containers
  • Any plastic container under 6 oz., including prescription bottles
  • Gloves
  • Plastic bottles that have come into contact with motor oil, pesticides, or herbicides


Please Recycle

  • Newspapers
  • Phone Books
  • Magazines and catalogues
  • Office Paper
  • Junk Mail
  • Milk Cartons & Aseptic boxes
  • Various misc. paper (cereal boxes, egg cartons, wrapping paper & greeting cards without foil)
  • Shredded paper – MUST be in a paper bag (so it does not blow away when dumped from cart)
  • Cardboard – Please flatten. Be sure cardboard falls loosely from the cart. It may be necessary to cut large pieces.

Please Do Not Recycle

  • Any food-contaminated material, including pizza boxes
  • Freezer food cartons
  • Coffee cups
  • Take-out food containers
  • Paper towels or tissues
  • Paper plates or napkins

Please do not recycle paper items containing or coated in food, wax, foil, or plastic.


Please Recycle

  • Tin and steel food cans (no need to flatten or remove labels)
  • Aluminum foil (free of food)
  • Empty dry metal paint cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Scrap metal (smaller than 30" by 8" and not heavier than 30 lbs.)

If you include small items (lids, hardware, etc.), place them in a tin can and close the ends to trap items inside.

Please Do Not Recycle

  • Metal over 30lbs or 30”
  • Aerosol cans containing liquid

Glass Bottles & Jars

How to Recycle Glass

All colors of glass are recyclable, and labels do not have to be removed. Please ensure that all glass recyclables are sorted into the yellow bin. DO NOT put glass in your blue cart. Do not bag your glass, place glass loosely in the bin.

Please Do Not Recycle

  • Any light bulbs
  • Any dishware or drinkware
  • Flower vases
  • Broken glass
  • Ceramics

Get Started Today

Call us at 503-281-8736 to establish your commercial service, change your account, or ask a question. We look forward to working with you!

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