Every spring, our neighborhood holds a "cleanup" at SEI School/Unthank Park. Neighbors bring their household junk to the location to get reused, recycled, or scrapped. Volunteers help unload vehicles, collect donations, throw junk into dumpsters, or do alleyway or house pickups by truck. Most of the cost of the cleanup is covered by Metro, and the proceeds from the Cleanup are saved to fund National Night Out. The cost to neighbors is less than a trip to the dump, and it's more convenient. 

Volunteers make this event happen. To get involved, contact Katy at katyewolf@gmail.com


You can go to the Metro Central Transfer Station to get rid of hazardous waste (and almost everything else you can think of). They won't let us handle that stuff. But you can bring us houeshold paint in good condition - Habitat for Humanity will take it.

Medications should be taken to the North Portland Police Precinct.

CFL Lightbulbs can be taken to Total Reclaim, Far West Recycling, IKEA, or Home Depot. Due to costs we cannot accept them this year.

Reusable clothes can be donated to homeless shelters, Goodwill or other thrift stores. If clothing is not reusable, you can take it to North Face's Clothes the Loop donation bin.

If have a large amount of yard debris or large sized debris (such as a tree stump) to dispose of, you can take the material to a yard debris processor or order a yard debris only drop box.

For all other recycling and reuse questions, check out Metro's site, or give them call Ask Metro at 503-234-3000.

Habitat for Humanity Restore Donation Guidelines:

We accept a variety of new and reclaimed building materials as well as pre-owned furniture and appliances in good working condition. Our guidelines for accepting a donation are based on the item’s condition and salability. All donations are subject to staff approval. *NOTE* Any materials donated that don't meet these requirements will simply be put into the dumpster at the Cleanup - you can still get rid of them!

• appliances: 

• cabinets & countertops: 

• doors

• dishes, cookware and decor

• hardware

• flooring

• furniture

• hvac

• lawn & garden

• lighting & electrical

• lumber & siding

• paint

• sinks & fixtures

• roofing

• tile

• toilets

• tools & equipment

• windows