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Sanitation crews WILL collect trash & recycling on Patriot's Day, Monday, April 21, 2014!  (4/11/2014)
The City of Portlandís Solid Waste crews WILL collect trash and recycling on most Federal Holidays in 2014. All items need to be placed curbside by 6:30 a.m. to ensure collection. More

Bulky Item Collection Program to begin April 1, 2014  (12/6/2013)
The City of Portland will continue the curbside Bulky Item Collection service for City residents beginning April 1, 2014. More

Sub-Meter Applications Available June 6, 2013  (6/6/2013)
Public Services Department to take over the application process for obtaining a sub-meter beginning June 6, 2013.† Applications are available on this site or the Public Services front desk. More

Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan Tier III Update Final Report  (5/2/2013)
The City of Portland has received DEP Approval for the Final CSO Control Plan for Tier III. We want to alert you to the fact that City Council will take up the Bond Authorization for implementing the CSO Tier III program at their May 6 and May 20 City Council meetings. An order will be before the City Council to authorize $170,000,000 in sewer bonds for the construction of the projects called for in the Tier III Plan. May 6 will serve as the first read but also a public hearing. May 20 will be the final read and vote on the authorization. To view the full document please click here. More

City to Host Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Evergreen Cemetery Expansion Project  (3/27/2014)
The City of Portland is hosting a meeting regarding the proposed Evergreen Cemetery expansion project More

USM announces the 3rd Annual Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day  (3/11/2014)
It's Spring Cleaning Time! USM announces the 3rd Annual Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day! More

Find Your Trash and Recycling Day  (2/23/2007)
Have a question on when your trash or recycling is picked up? More

curbside trash collection



All trash for curbside pickup must be placed in blue Portland Trash Bags.
Click here to find out where you can purchase the Cityís trash bags.

City Crews collect curbside recycling and trash every weekday except during the Thanksgiving holiday and on Christmas Day. Place your blue city trash bags and your recycling bins curbside no earlier than 3pm the day before your collection & no later than 6:30 am on your collection day. See the full Holiday Trash Collection Schedule  for more information.

Iím going to miss a trash day, is there an alternative drop off spot?
Unfortunately there is no alternative if you miss your trash day. Please wait until your next pick up day.

Want to know when your trash and recycling is picked up?
Click here to find out what day your trash and recycling is picked up.

Need to bring something out to Riverside Recycling Facility?
Click here  for more information about the facility.

Want to learn more about composting?
Do you like saving money? Do you like gardening? Click here to learn more about composting to reduce your trash disposal costs and becoming more environmentally friendly at the same time.

Want to learn more about purchasing cheaper, more environmentally friendly alternatives to household hazardous waste?
Do you want to save money and be more ecologically friendly at the same time? Click here to learn more about alternatives to household hazardous waste.


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