Public Works

Posted on: November 1, 2017

Fall Curbside Leaf Collection is Now Underway During Month of November

fall curbside leaf collection

The City of Portland's 2017 FALL CURBSIDE LEAF PICKUP will occur NOVEMBER 1ST - NOVEMBER 30TH, 2017.  Just place your leaves out on the curb on your normal trash pickup day between November 1st - November 30th, 2017. Important: The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most hardware stores. 


For this first week only, leaves for residents with Thursday and Friday trash collection will have their leaves picked up on Saturday, November 4. 


We also allow residents to drop off their bagged yard waste at Riverside Recycling Facility. 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. 


E-Card Holders

E-Card holders may dispose of yard waste and brush at no charge as part of their annual 10 cubic yard allowance.

  • All material brought directly to Riverside will be charged as a bulky item on your E-Card.
  • Save E-Card usage by taking advantage of the City’s Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste collection!


Please, Don’t Just Dump It!  

Are you thinking: It’s just leaves and grass, who’s 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 it’s 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!

Curbside Leaf Collection
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