The City of Portland allows residents to drop off their bagged yard waste at Riverside Recycling Facility. The remote locations have been closed. This includes green and brown waste such as grass clippings, garden waste and leaves. Please be prepared to show a Riverside Recycling Facility e-card to the attendant. If you do not have an e-card, you will be required to pay. Also note, all bags of leaves must be emptied at Riverside Recycling Facility
Curbside Leaf Pickup: Curbside Leaf Pickup: November 5 - November 30, 2012. In the Fall, the City of Portland will continue its curbside leaf pickup program. IMPORTANT! - The leaves MUST be in the large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most hardware stores. Just place your leaves out on the curb on your normal trash pickup day between the dates listed above. Click here to find out what day your trash and recycling is picked up.
E-card holders may dispose of yard waste and brush at no charge as part of their annual 10 cubic yard allowance.
Are you an eligible property owner who wants to apply for an e-card?
Click here to apply
Need to bring something out to Riverside Recycling Facility?
Click here for more information about the facility.
Want to learn more about composting?
No e-card or have you used up all of the cubic yardage on your card? 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.
Donít just dump it! Are you thinking: Itís just leaves and grass, whoís
going to care?
Think again. Dumping leaves and grass into drainage ditches, brooks, or wetlands can cause flooding, smother the vegetation that stabilizes stream banks and contribute to water pollution. And itís illegal to boot! So be eco-friendly and either compost that yard waste or bring it on out to the Riverside Recycling Facility. Our streams and wetlands thank you!