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.

Recycling in Portage

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.

View the Curbside Recycling Guide to learn what materials are recyclable and how to prepare those materials.

96-Gallon or 64-Gallon Wheeled CartRecycling cart on wheels

Residents have a choice of a 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 provide adequate space for two weeks' worth of recyclable materials, which means fewer trucks through your neighborhood. More importantly, the collection of materials once every two weeks results in a decrease in fuel consumption and emissions and the wear and tear on city streets.

*Cart Location - Please wheel the cart to the street by 6 a.m. of your collection day; position the cart facing toward the street with a 3-foot clearance from other objects (other carts, mailbox, vehicle).

Enroll In the Program

To participate in the Curbside Recycling Program (new service only), please complete and submit the sign-up form.  Existing participants may order additional carts (fee applies) or a different size cart by calling Best Way Disposal at 388-3300.

Drop-Off Recycling

Portage residents may utilize the Best Way Disposal drop-off facility for a fee of $5 per cubic yard. All items included in the Curbside Recycling Program are accepted at the drop-off facility located at:

Best Way Disposal
2606 Miller Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Best Way Disposal Drop-Off Hours

Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 a.m. - 12 noon


Best Way Disposal Customer Service Center

Best Way Disposal Customer Service Center Website

Phone Number: 269-388-3300

City of Portage Recycling Hotline

Phone Number: 269-329-4416