There are over 40 neighborhood cleanup events scheduled around Portland in April and May to give residents a chance to remove unwanted clutter from their homes, basements and garages.
Neighborhood cleanups prioritize and promote both recycling and reuse. The materials accepted at cleanup events vary, from bulky items like furniture, mattresses and appliances to items for recycling and reuse like scrap metal, building materials and household goods.
Volunteers from neighborhood associations coordinate these events and have been offering more options for reuse every year. In fact, there are about 30 events that will include onsite reuse options, allowing neighbors to take, swap or buy items immediately.
The seven Neighborhood Coalitions are the best source of information about the scheduled cleanup events by neighborhood association.
Contact the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability at 503-823-7202 for cleanup dates, locations, costs and accepted materials.