The annual spring cleanup is an opportunity for neighbors to get rid of junk. It's much cheaper than a trip to the Metro Transfer Station, and if you're recycling or donating items, much fewer trips. Donations from the Cleanup are used by the Neighborhood Association for National Night Out and community projects.
The cleanup is organized by neighborhood volunteers. They help unload items from vehicles, put it into the proper sorting locations, accept donations from neighbors, and load items into dumpsters. They also make home pickups for those who cannot bring their items to the drop-off, and clean up trash in alleyways. To become a volunteer, contact Katy Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-870-2446.
WHERE: Parking Lot at SEI School/Unthank Park
WHEN: 9 am - 1 pm Saturday, March 28
WHAT WE CAN ACCEPT:
- Trash that cannot fit into curbside bins
- Tires (they get pulled out and recycled later)
- Scrap metals
- Small amounts of construction materials
To donate to Community Warehouse and Habitat for Humanity: Home building materials, Reusable household goods
To recycle: clean block styrofoam, e-waste and appliances
Sorry, but we cannot accept these items, but here is where you can take them:
- Hazardous waste - paint, motor oil or pesticides - Metro
- Batteries - Metro, Batteries Plus, Total Reclaim
- Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) - Home Depot or IKEA
- Clothing/Shoes - donate reusable items to Goodwill, Salvation Army. Non-reusable items are collected through the Close the Loop program bin at the downtown North Face store.
- Medications - North Portland Police Precinct
- Yard waste - contact Metro for items that cannot fit into curbside bins at 503-797-1700