CITY CREWS WILL COLLECT TRASH & RECYCLING ON MEMORIAL DAY!
Beginning on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013, the City of Portlandís Solid Waste crews will collect trash and recycling on most holidays.
Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan Tier III Update Final Report
The City of Portland has received DEP Approval for the Final CSO Control Plan for Tier III. We want to alert you to the fact that City Council will take up the Bond Authorization for implementing the CSO Tier III program at their May 6 and May 20 City Council meetings. An order will be before the City Council to authorize $170,000,000 in sewer bonds for the construction of the projects called for in the Tier III Plan. May 6 will serve as the first read but also a public hearing. May 20 will be the final read and vote on the authorization. To view the full document please click here
Bulky Item Collection Program to begin April 1, 2013
The City of Portland will continue the curbside Bulky Item Collection service for City residents beginning April 1, 2013.
E-card Changes at Riverside Recycling Facility
Beginning July 1, 2009, there will be changes to the City e-card program at Riverside Recycling Facility. These include:
* E-card holders will have free disposal of up to 10 bulky items per year such as furniture, non-freon appliances, mattresses and box springs, gas grills and outdoor equipment as well as limited quantites of yard waste and hazardous waste
Find Your Trash and Recycling Day
Have a question on when your trash or recycling is picked up?
| Endowment Funding | Strategic
Plan | Additional Recommendations
Portland Tree Trust Strategic Plan
It is our goal to establish and maintain a permanent, formal
trust for dedication of funds to restore and maintain Portland's
heritage as the "Forest City".
- To establish an advisory council appointed by the mayor
to oversee the efforts described in the above objectives.
This committee shall be all-inclusive; with representation
from the neighborhoods, parks & recreation, related businesses,
organizations and interested parties.
- To initiate a short and long-term plan for ongoing education
of a citywide tree program. This campaign will bring attention
to the community of the goal to restore Portland's heritage
as the Forest City.
- To establish a financial endowment named Forest City Tree
Trust through the help of the city staff and our committee.
It will be paramount to sufficiently capitalize the fund,
to manage its growth, and maintain its stability in order
to secure the future of the trust.
- Establish a Council appointed advisory committee
Outline roles and responsibilities of the advisory
committee and develop the process Create an action plan.
Establish a process for special projects and set
criteria for approval. Identify quarterly submission and
Act as a conduit and coordinator for the different
TIMELINE: Summer-Fall 2001
- Initiate a short and long-term plan for awareness of a
citywide tree program, to create a public relations and
Negotiate pro-bono agreement with PR professional
Create an educational component
Solicit media sponsorships; television radio and
Develop messaging constants for advertising.
TIMELINE: Fall 2001-Spring 2002
- Build a financial endowment and maintain its stability.
Establish a short and long-term financial & legal
structure for the tree endowment. Set a goal of $500,00
to fund the endowment; 50% private donations and 50% city
Determine budgetary needs to sustain program and
manage growth using "the cemetery model".
Set-up a network and strategy for fundraising. Establish
a committee to implement and maintain the fundraising vehicle.
.....Solicit federal, municipal, transportation, city funds
.....Enlist grassroots community and neighborhood support.
.....Entice the business community for donations and participation.
.....Fundraising through the private sector and special
TIMELINE: Fall 2001-Winter 2002