Materials Management

Beginning in July 2022, all tenants of multi-tenant residential and commercial properties within cities and urban growth boundaries over 4,000 people and within the Metro Service District will have new opportunities to recycle under Oregon law.
In 1983, with the passage of the Opportunity to Recycle Act, residents and businesses with garbage collection service were also given the opportunity to recycle. For the last 34 years, this opportunity has not been fully extended to tenants of multi-tenant properties, including residential and commercial properties. That decision to subscribe to recycling collection service has been made by the property owner or manager.
In some cases, cities extend multifamily recycling to tenants as part of the optional state recycling program elements. Some cities also have various materials collection programs for businesses including recycling and wasted food.

Resource documents and related links


Multi-tenant recycling stakeholder resources

​Program contact

Brian Stafki
Material Recovery Specialist
700 NE Multnomah St.
Ste. 600
Portland, OR 97232


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