Itâ€™s time to clean out the garage or basement! Bring your stuff to our annual neighborhood cleanup Saturday, May 8. Drop off begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. at our same location, the Cleveland High School parking lot on SE 26th Ave., please enter on Franklin Street & exit onto SE 26th.
We will have the same general categories for drop off â€“ bulky waste, yard debris, metal and a free exchange/swap area. Stop & swap! This is a great resource for toys, furniture, house hardware & more!
If you have other items youâ€™re ready to get rid of, there are a couple of things you can do before May 8. We’re calling it TAKE DIRECT (these are items that we will NOT be collecting at the cleanup).
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 SE 10th and Mill or take it to Goodwill at SE 7th.
Free Geek has an extensive reuse/recycle responsible program and they’re our neighbors. For more information, contact them at (503) 232-9350 or online FreeGeek.org.
TAKE DIRECT – CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, ETC.
Take flattened cardboard (no wax coated cardboard) and all rigid plastic (including broken kids’ toys, CD/DVD covers) to Far West for recycling.
Far West will also take old fridges and airconditioners for $20 — a bargain. Most Far West services are basically free services. At best, they request a $3 donation per trip at their public recycling station at 4629 SE 17th Avenue. For more info, call them at (503) 238-1640 or visit: FarWestFibers.com.
TAKE DIRECT â€“ PAINT & OTHER HAZ-MAT WASTE
We cannot accept any hazardous waste materials at this event. Metro holds haz-mat collections throughout the year. Visit: OregonMetro.gov for more info.
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 Sustainability and Metro. For more information, contact our cleanup coordinator Marilee Tillstrom at 503-236-1866.