Curbside Recycling Program

Curbside Recycling Program

The City of Portage is committed to the conservation of natural resources and minimizing the strain on the planet. Through a dedicated, voter-approved millage, the Curbside Recycling Program provides for the collection of recyclable materials at the curbside.

Single-Stream Recycling

Mix all accepted recyclable items in a single container. Simply place all of your clean recyclables in the cart together. Be mindful that depositing soiled materials into the cart can contaminate an entire load of clean recyclable items; compliance with these preparation instructions is essential to the success of the program. The automated recycling collection process includes GPS capabilities and video detection equipment.

96-Gallon or 64-Gallon Wheeled Cart 

Residents have a choice of one 96-gallon or 64-gallon wheeled cart. The cart is easy to maneuver to the curb and prevents recyclable materials from being blown around on windy days. Register to participate and select a cart size by completing and submitting the form below. 


Biweekly Collection

Recycling is collected every two weeks.  The wheeled carts provides adequate space for two-weeks worth of recyclable materials, which means fewer trucks through your neighborhood. More importantly, collection of materials once every two weeks results in a decrease in fuel consumption and emissions and the wear and tear on city streets.


Collection will not be made on the following legal holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (New Year's Day 2017 NO DELAY TO SERVICE)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When your pickup day occurs during the week of a holiday, collection will take place one day later.  If a listed holiday occurs on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be NO delay to your service that week.


Sign Me Up!

To participate in the Curbside Recycling Program, please complete and submit the form below.  Use this form for ordering NEW service only. To order additional carts (fee applies) or a different size cart, please call Best Way Disposal at 388-3300.


Drop-Off Recycling
Portage residents may utilize the Best Way Disposal drop-off facility for a fee of $2 per cubic yard. All items included in the Curbside Recycling Program are accepted at the drop-off facility located at 2606 Miller Road in Kalamazoo.

Best Way Disposal Drop-Off Hours
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 noon


Best Way Disposal Customer Service Center
(269) 388-3300


City of Portage Recycling Hotline