Grass, Leaves & Brush

Biodegradable Leaf Bags

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1st Annual ~ SPRING Curbside Leaf BAG COLLECTION

The collection will occur for 2 weeks only from May 7th - May 18th, 2018.

The City of Portland's 2018 Spring Curbside Leaf Pickup will occur May 7th through May 18th, 2018.   The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable leaf bags.  Just place your leaves curbside on your normal trash pickup day.

MAY 7th - MAY 18th, 2018.

  Place your bagged leaves curbside on your normal trash pickup day between the dates indicated above. 


The leaves must be in the large, paper biodegradable leaf bags that can be purchased at most hardware stores. 

Residents are also allowed to drop off their leaves and 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 your Riverside Recycling Facility eCard to the attendant. If you do not have an eCard, you will be required to pay.  

E-Card Holders

eCard holders may dispose of yard waste and brush at no monetary charge as part of their10 Item annual allowance.

  • All material brought directly to Riverside will be charged as a bulky item on your eCard.  Conversion: 1 cubic yard of leaf/yard waste is equal to 1 bulky item on your eCard.
  • Save your eCard 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!

2018 Leaves Flyer
2018 Leaves Ordinance