Garbage Disposal – General Information

Place your garbage, recyclables and yard debris curbside by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.

Please remove all containers from the street as soon as possible after collection. When preparing your garbage, please follow the guidelines listed below. Click here for our pickup schedule. Click here for information on yard debris.

Click here for information on recyclables.


Residential Garbage Disposal Guidelines

Bag lightweight and dusty materials, including ashes, cat litter, saw dust, packing peanuts and animal waste before putting them in the can or cart. Doing so will prevent them from blowing away when collected.

Do not put household chemicals (e.g., paints, pesticides, herbicides) or liquids in the garbage. Call Metro at 503.234.3000 for information on proper disposal.

Do not overfill containers. All materials should fit in the roll cart with the lid closed and should fall freely from container when emptied.

Use your roll carts first, and cans or bags up to 32-gallons may be used for extra garbage for an additional fee.

Contact us to arrange for collection of appliances, bulky items, and for other special services.


Garbage Container Guidelines

Curbside Garbage Pickup

We will provide you with a 20-gallon, 35-gallon, 60-gallon or 90-gallon wheeled cart for service. You may not use your own cans or carts of other sizes.

Click here for residential service rates

Your cart must not exceed the following weight limits:

Size Weight
20-gallon cart 35 lbs.
35-gallon cart 60 lbs.
60-gallon cart 120 lbs.
90-gallon cart 145 lbs.
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