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Garbage and Recycling at home – does it matter?

Property management is about managing property. As a property manager in the Portland Oregon area, I am compelled to help my tenants and home owners improve their quality of life through recycling. I firmly believe that most of us want to do our share to make the world around us a better place. That’s part of my goal with this blog.

Before we get into the guidelines form the City of Portland…

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City of Portland, Oregon

Yard Debris

If have a large amount of yard debris to dispose of, you can take the material to a yard debris processor.

Food Scraps

Responsible Property Managment Ideas

  • Place your kitchen pail in a convenient location in your kitchen and choose an optional liner.
  • Include the food! Toss all food scraps and plate scrapings in the kitchen pail – every little bit counts!
  • Empty your kitchen pail into your green Portland Composts (yard debris container)!
  • Recycling
  • Weight limit: 100 lbs.
  • Do not pack cart tightly.
  • Recycling must fall out easily.
  • Do not use your recycling cart for garbage – no food scraps whatsoever!
  • Garbage
  • Do not pack cart tightly. Contents must fall out easily.
  • Place loose and dusty materials in a separate tightly sealed bag before placing them in your garbage can.
  • This container is where the items with food residue will go.l
  • Do not dispose of hazardous products in your garbage can.

For more information visit the City Of Portland’s garbage and recycling program website for the details at

Check for your neighborhood’s pick up schedule. Garbage is every other week, yard debris & recycling is every week on your neighborhood’s designated pick up day.

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