Garbage, recycling, compost collection delayed in Portland due to hazardous air quality

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Residential garbage, recycling, and compost collection will be delayed this week due to hazardous air quality, according to the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

The bureau says residents from Sept. 14 through 18 should leave their carts out and they will be picked up as soon as it is safe to do so, with collection possibly occurring on Saturday.

“Garbage and compost will be prioritized, so there is a chance recycling won’t be emptied until next week,” according to the bureau.

Customers with questions are urged to call their garbage and recycling company.

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Now THAT is unacceptable!! I have full cans every single time. My landlord provides trash as part of rent and we have the small grey can for trash, the city allowed Waste Management to reduce service to every other week. .My wife is disabled and we have FULL cans each time What in the £∆¢{ are we supposed to do? This was FORESEEABLE. Waste Management should have equipt their employees with appropriate masks LONG AGO. Trash removal is an essential service, for which we pay an exorbitant price for and for some city office of whatever to just dump on us because Waste Management wants to skip doing their jobs, is NOT RIGHT!! Im tempted to go dump my trash in the road with all my wife's diapers and things. But I'd probably get caught doing it.

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