HAND Neighborhood Clean-Up,Â Saturday, May 10
TWO ANSWERS TO FAQâ€™s:
1.Â Will you accept block styrofoam?Â â€“Â YES!Â We will accept your large block styrofoam. But please keep in mind that weâ€™ll be charged for hauling it off to the recycler. So if you drop off more than a few pieces, you may be charged a little extra.
2.Â Will there be a shredding truck?Â â€“Â NO!Â though a great service and one we have considered, we WILL NOT be providing a shred-it truck to this yearâ€™s cleanup.
Last year, items in the free exchange went early and fast! Plan to check it out throughout the day. This is a great resource for toys, furniture, house hardware & more!
BeforeÂ May 10Â â€“ PLAN TO TAKE DIRECT:
TAKE DIRECT â€“ E-WASTE
All computers, monitors, TVâ€™s and other e-waste: As part of the Oregon E-cycles program, you can take these items and drop them off for free at Free Geek, at 1731 SE10th or take it to Goodwill at 1943 SE 6th. For more information, contact FreeGeek atÂ (503) 232-9350Â or onlineÂ FreeGeek.org.
TAKE DIRECT â€“ CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, ETC.
Take flattened cardboard (no wax coated cardboard) and all rigid plastic (including broken kidsâ€™ toys, CD/DVD covers) to Far West Fibers for recycling. Most Far West services are basically free services. At best, they request a $3 donation per trip at their public recycling station atÂ 4930 SE 26th Avenue. For more info, call them atÂ (503) 238-1640Â or visit:Â FarWestFibers.com
We will NOT accept any hazardous waste materials at the neighborhood cleanup. You can take them to Metro. Metro holds haz-mat collections throughout the year. Visit:Â OregonMetro.govÂ for more info on where to go.We reserve the right to refuse to take anything that we feel is unsafe or exceeds the above requirements.The HAND Neighborhood Cleanup is sponsored by Southeast Uplift, the City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability and Metro. For more information on how you can help, contact Bill Crawford via email:firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ or phone:503-839-7648.