Portland Disposal will provide one 60-gallon blue “Portland Recycles!” roll cart for mixed recycling and one yellow bin for glass for our residential customers with regular garbage service. You can roll your cart to the curb by 6 am on any collection day when it is comfortably full for you. 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. You do not have to take it out every week if it is not full. Place your yellow bin for glass at the curb next to your blue cart.
If you do not need garbage collection, you can still sign up for weekly collection of recyclable materials only. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Let us help you establish the service level right for you.
Containers with a neck or screw-on lid (6 oz. or larger)
Margarine or yogurt type tubs (6 oz. or larger)
Rigid plant pots (4 inches or larger)
Buckets (5 gallons or smaller)
Deli food containers
Plastic bottles that have come into contact with motor oil, pesticides, or herbicides
Cardboard – Please flatten. Be sure cardboard falls loosely from the cart. It may be necessary to cut large pieces.
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)
Freezer food cartons
Paper towels or tissues
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
30 lb max
No longer than 30 inches
We provide one yellow bin for your glass.
Place glass loosely in the bin (do not bag).
DO NOT put glass in your blue cart.
Put in a clear plastic bottle with a screw-on lid. Leave it beside your blue cart (gallon milk jugs work best).
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