Holiday Collection Schedule

The City of Portland will not collect trash and recycling on Christmas and New Year's Day. If your normal collection day is Friday, your trash & recycling will be collected on Saturday, December 26, 2020 and Saturday, January 2, 2021.

New Year's Day:  Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:  Monday, January 20, 2020 
No Change in Collection
Presidents' Day:  Monday, February 17, 2020
No Change in Collection
Patriots' Day:  Monday, April 20, 2020
No Change in Collection 
Memorial Day:  Monday, May 25, 2020
No Change in Collection
Independence Day:  Saturday, July 4, 2020
No Change in Collection
**Riverside Recycling Closed - Hazardous Waste Collection Cancelled for July** 
Labor Day:  Monday, September 7, 2020
No Change in Collection

**EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2020: HOLIDAYS WILL BE TRASH COLLECTION ONLY**
As approved as part of the FY21 budget, we will be picking up trash only and not recycling on holidays. Those residents affected can either hold their recycling until the following week or take it to Riverside Recycling.  Riverside Recycling has silver-bullet drop off containers, please follow the recycling do's and don'ts. We will not be collecting extra cardboard from beside the recycle carts, it's helpful to break down any boxes to save space. 

Indigenous Peoples' Day:  Monday, October 12, 2020
No Change in Trash Collection. Recycling will not be collected.
Veterans Day:  Wednesday, November 11, 2020
No Change in Trash Collection. Recycling will not be collected. 
Thanksgiving Day:  Thursday,  November 26, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020 Make-up trash collection day. Recycling will not be collected. 
Day After Thanksgiving:  Friday, November 27, 2020
No Change in Trash Collection. Recycling will not be collected. 
Christmas Eve Day:  Thursday, December 24, 2020
NO CHANGE: TRASH AND RECYCLING WILL BE COLLECTED. 
Christmas Day:  Friday, December 25, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020 Make-up trash collection day.  Recycling will not be collected. 
New Year's Day: Friday , January 1, 2021
Saturday, January 2, 2021    Make-up trash collection day.  Recycling will not be collected. 

CHRISTMAS TREE DROP OFF & COLLECTION Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following locations during the month of January: 

  • Cutter Street Parking Lot - Eastern Prom (upper lot on right, not sliding hill lot)
  • Payson Park - Salt Shed Area by the little league area.
  • Trees dropped off at any of these locations will be taken to Riverside Recycling and chipped up.  

Christmas trees can also be left for curbside collection on your normal trash day during the month of January. Trees collected curbside will be co-mingled with trash and taken to ecomaine.  

Please remember that wrapping paper IS recyclable, but bubble wrap and styrofoam packaging is NOT. For more holiday recycling tips, visit ecomaine.org 

All weekly trash and recycling collection is subject to change due to city holidays, construction, special events, inclement weather, and natural disasters. Future updates will be posted on the News page as well on our social media channels. 

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