The Portland City Council adopted a resolution on in October that restricts how long businesses may store garbage or recycling on the right of way. According to this new law, storing garbage or recycling on city streets and sidewalks for more than 24 hours is no longer allowed.
Information on the new law is being shared with area businesses. Beginning in May, any container that blocks the sidewalk or creates a nuisance may be ticketed by the City and removed. The only exception to this law will be properly permitted construction drop boxes
Businesses may comply with this requirement by using space on their property for storage. Any business owner that has questions about the law may contact Judy Crockett in Office of Sustainable Development at 503-823-5545.