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Curbside Recycling

Containers Out by 6:00 am

Collection times may vary as routing schedules change, and so it is very important to have all containers at the street by 6:00 am. We appreciate your cooperation. Please remove all containers from the street as soon as possible after collection.

Mixed Recycling Cart

Place the following items together in your mixed recycling container

Paper: Egg cartons, cereal and shoe boxes, junk mail, phone books, magazine, newspapers, paper rolls, cartons (fl atten cardboard, place shredded and small paper scraps in a paper bag).

Plastic: Bottles, jars, jugs and tubs, 6 oz. or larger; rigid nursery pots, 4” across or larger, buckets.

Metal: Clean steel, aluminum and tin cans with lids; clean aluminum foil, trays and plates; small scrap metal. Metal items under 30 lbs. and less than 30 inches.

DO NOT put in your cart

  • Motor oil bottles or containers that have come in contact with pesticides or herbicides.
  • Plastic lids, trays, toys, or bags
  • Foam takeout containers, or foodsoiled papers.

Recycling on the side

Glass: Glass bottles & jars. All colors together; remove lids. Place in Curby, alongside roll carts. Always keep glass separate.

DO NOT put in your Glass Curby

  • Lids
  • Mirrors
  • Light bulbs
  • Broken glass
  • Drinking glasses or flower vases
  • Ceramics, window glass or Pyrex

Motor Oil: In a transparent one-gallon jug with a screw top lid. Place alongside curb.

  • Do not mix motor oil with other fluids.
  • Other chemicals or automotive products.

For more information click here

Curbside Garbage

Waste Management provides weekly or on-call garbage service.

Container Placement at the Street

Place carts at the curb so that they do not block sidewalks, driveways, public streets, or other rights of way. Carts should be at least three feet away from basketball hoops, trees, cars and other containers.

When possible, trucks with robotic arms will lift, empty and replace the carts without the drivers leaving the trucks, reducing safety hazards and traffic congestion.

Securely bag loose and dusty materials such as ashes, kitty litter, sawdust, animal waste, and packing "peanuts" before placing in the garbage can.

Weight Limit 65 Pounds (Overweight containers will not be emptied)

  • Cans, bins, bundles and carts up to 32-gallon size are lifted and emptied by hand. For your safety and the safety of your collectors, please limit each 32-gallon unit to no more than 60 pounds.
Item Weight Limit
20 Gallon Roll Cart Weight Limit 35 lbs.
32 Gallon Garbage Can Weight Limit 60 lbs.
35 Gallon Roll Cart Weight Limit 60 lbs.
60 Gallon Roll Cart Weight Limit 120 lbs.
90 Gallon Roll Cart Weight Limit 145 lbs.

Extra Garbage:

There is an an additional charge for each extra bag or container (32-gallon, 60 lb. limit) that does not fit in your garbage container with the lid closed. If you often have extra garbage, you may want to increase your garbage container size to avoid overflow and extra garbage charges.

Bulky Items:

Bulky items like mattresses, appliances, console televisions and furniture can be picked up by special arrangement.

Temporary Garbage Services

 Large containers are available for temporary projects such as remodeling and construction.

Reduce Your Garbage Costs!

Garbage Rates vary according to cart size. Recycling and yard debris collection can help reduce your garbage enough that you may be able to order a smaller size and lower your garbage bills.

For a complete listing of service levels please click here.

Yard Debris Collection

Yard debris carts are serviced weekly. One green 64-gallon roll cart is included in your regular garbage service. Additional costs incurred for extra cans, bags or bundles.

For the safety of our drivers, please have all limbs cut or trimmed so that they do not stick out above the rim of the container.

Item Weight Limit
Yard Debris Bag Weight Limit 45 lbs.
Yard Debris Bundle Weight Limit 45 lbs.
32-gallon can (extras) Weight Limit 60 lbs.
64 Gallon Roll Cart Weight Limit 120 lbs.

On Pickup Day

  • Place materials at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your pickup day.
  • Do not use plastic bags, recycling carts or bins or plastic liners for yard waste.
  • Place your yard waste loosely in the cart so that it falls freely when emptied.
  • When using Kraft paper yard waste bags for extra yard debris, try to avoid putting wet debris at the bottom of bag. Keep bags in dry location until pickup day to prevent bottom from falling out.
  • Tie bundles with string or twine. Bundles must be less than 40 pounds.

Curbside yard debris includes:

  • Leaves
  • Weeds
  • Grass clippings
  • Branches*
  • Prunings*
  • Items from your garden

* No greater than 4" in diameter and 36" long

Extra Yard Debris

An extra bundle, Kraft-paper bag or 32-gallon can may be set out for a fee. Bundles no longer than 3 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter.

Curbside yard debris does not include:

  • Dirt
  • Stumps
  • Metal
  • Food waste
  • Sod
  • Lumber
  • Ashes
  • Household garbage
  • Rocks
  • Plastic
  • Animal waste

Yard Waste Exemption Program

If you believe you don’t need yard debris collection services, you can apply for a yard debris exemption at 503-618-2518. Open enrollment i is from April 1 to May 31, or within 30 days of opening an account. For more information visit the City of Gresham website - here.