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New Policy for Sanitation Customers

Sanitation Truck

All items included are in Title 17 Policy for Sanitation Service Ord. # 18-19 (April 2, 2018)

  • Trash cart handle should be on the house side and cart opening should be closest to the road. See example image below.

  • Place trash cart 2 feet from the road.
  • Place trash cart at least 4 feet from mailbox or other object.

  • Place trash cart on the opposite side of driveway from your mailbox.

  • Do not place trash cart in ditch.

  • Do not place rocks, concrete, tires or dirt in garbage container. The city does not accept these items. Tires should be returned to tire dealers for disposal.

  • Do not place brush or limbs in trash cart. These items are collected separately and need to be placed by the roadside for pickup. Do not put junk, metal, trash or anything else in the brush pile except brush.

  • Please place trash cart at the street by 6:00 am, regardless of what time your trash is “normally” picked up. Sometimes we use a different driver and you could get missed.

  • City Code requires all garbage to placed inside your city purchased trash cart. Carts must be purchased at cost in the Utility Office at City Hall and delivered after payment.

  • Third-party carts will not be dumped.

  • For items too large for your trash cart, you may call us at 615-323-1437 to schedule a pickup. This pickup is not for dumping your trash a second time nor to pick up extra bags of household garbage which your can would not hold.

Thank you for your help.

City of Portland Sanitation Department


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