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
In addition to establishing a tree endowment fund, the Committee
recommends that the following ongoing components be developed:
DEVELOP AND ADOPT A COMPREHENSIVE TREE PROGRAM
This component would formalize and expand the existing efforts
within the Forestry Division, including an establishment of tree
planting priorities, comprehensive assessment of existing inventory,
articulated plan of future plantings and ongoing maintenance.
DEVELOP AN EDUCATION AND AWARENESS PROGRAM
Successful tree program models incorporate community involvement
and awareness. These models sustain public interest and awareness
of trees and their importance to the beauty and health of the
City and its neighborhoods. Awareness programs are fun, wide-ranging,
and community based, involving schools, neighborhood groups and
ESTABLISH A TREE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The City Council should appoint a tree advisory committee. The
Committee's responsibility would be to help develop, promote,
evaluate, and sustain on-going education and awareness efforts
concerning tree planting and maintenance programs in the Forest
City. The committee would not have policy or management authority.