Bulky Waste

The Tag-It! process for Bulky Items changed as of APRIL 2018. 
For those who wish to participate, the Department of Public Work’s bulky item collection program provides a convenient way to dispose of many items. Everyone who lives in a home, apartment building or condominium that receives weekly service from Portland’s trash and recycling crews is eligible to participate. Items that weigh 30 lbs. or less and do not fit in a city trash bag, will be collected free of charge (limit 10 items per dwelling unit per year) while items that weigh more than 30 lbs. will be collected subject to a $40 fee per item.  

HOW TO APPLY for a BULKY ITEM PICKUP Permit 

  1. Have to create a log in on the  Citizen Self Service portal.
  2. Log into your account on the Citizen Self Service portal
  3. Click the "APPLY" tab
  4. Public Works: Solid Waste-Bulky Item Permit 
  5. Follow the permit steps, enter all required information, upload photos if you can. 
  6. If requesting collection of large items (over 30lbs), you will be invoiced via email.  Payment must be made before a collection date will be assigned. 
  7. You will receive an email confirmation that includes a set-out date for collection.  
  8. *** DO NOT put items out before receiving this confirmation email because the items will not be picked up.***
Please Note: If the item fits in a City trash bag without exceeding 30lb weight limit it is NOT eligible for the program.


Bulky Collection printable detailed instructions