Annual Neighborhood Cleanup!

February 24, 2015 Comments Off on Annual Neighborhood Cleanup!

Hi Neighbors!
Time to plan for the Neighborhood Clean-up! Mark your calendar for May 23rd, 9am-1pm, in the Trinity Fellowship parking lot — enter on 67th & Clinton.

Can you or a family member volunteer? Please give us a holler, if you’d like to help plan or come help sort items with us on Saturday May 23rd.

What’s a Neighborhood Clean-Up you say?

The purpose — to help neighbors get rid of their bulky mixed waste, tires, metal, styrofoam, plastics, and household goods no longer cherished — while diverting as much from the landfill as much as possible. The cleanup strives to reclaim treasures for the you-price-it table, to send building materials to be repurposed, and to use all the various modalities of recycling possible.

The cleanup is NOT set up to accept items that can be recycled curbside (including but not limited to yard waste, paper, glass, or cardboard), or hazardous wastes (including but not limited to smoke detectors, air conditioners, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, or refrigerant) or contractor loads (including but not limited to rock, brick, sod, sand, gravel, or concrete).

The clean up is funded by the South Tabor Neighborhood Association, Southeast Uplift, Metro, and the City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability.

It’s a serious, but fun, volunteer-driven event. We gather as many volunteers and tools as possible to help unload vehicles of their trash and reusable goods and sort as needed into the appropriate dumpster. We also demolish things & recycle as much as we can! We have a re-use area on site – where you can name a price for an item donated by a fellow neighbor. We also have charities and other organizations taking things that can be repurposed or given directly to community members in need.

The fee STNA charges on the day of the cleanup goes toward the overall costs of the event, including the dumpsters and hauling fees. Having a local cleanup can save you the money for gas that would be spent on the long drive to the dump, and saves our landfill because you’ve taken the time to sort out all that stuff, rather than dumping everything in the trash.

Neighborhood clean up fees – 2015:
Arm/bike load $10
Car/tiny truck load $20
Truck load $30
Extra trailer – fee above & extra $5.00

Consider a day of service for you and your family to help!


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