Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Cleanup 2014 - Sat. April 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Mt. Tabor Middle School Parking Lot
(Entrance at SE 57th and Oak, just north of Stark St.)
Start gathering your junk! Our annual neighborhood cleanup is fast approaching.
The Mt. Tabor and N. Tabor Neighborhood Associations are working together again this year to host a joint cleanup. In addition to being a very convenient way to get rid of your junk, this event also is a major fundraiser for the two neighborhood associations.
Please spread the word to your neighbors and friends! Anyone can bring stuff to the cleanup.
We’ll take bulky waste and some yard debris; we’ll recycle lots of materials, and have a reuse area for treasures that someone might want to rescue from the land fill. (See below for details on what we will and won’t take.)
(The Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA is holding their rummage sale the same day in the school cafeteria again this year—see below for more information. You can drop off donations at the school on Friday April 25 from 4pm to 7pm, or you can contact Erin Ferro at email@example.com for a pick-up. SUPPORT OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL!)
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DROP OFF FEES
$10-$15 average load
$25 large loads
$30 and up for oversize loads
Tires: $5 per tire off the rim; $10 per tire on the rim
WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
Volunteer!: Bring a friend. It’s fun!
Help direct traffic and unload cars and trucks, and sort recyclables.
Shifts: 8 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We also need people with pickup trucks to drop off recyclable materials.
Bring your tools and help in our “deconstruction area”—this allows us to recycle more!
To volunteer, contact Amy Chomowicz, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-232-3888.
WHAT WE WILL TAKE:
General bulky waste (pretty much anything not listed in “WHAT WE WON’T TAKE”—see below)
Yard Debris (Limited quantity–WE ONLY HAVE TWO DROP BOXES FOR YARD DEBRIS THIS YEAR—generously donated by McFarlane’s Bark)
Yard debris–will be composted by McFarlane’s Bark
Scrap wood/lumber–paint and with small nails is o.k.
White block Styrofoam (no other types of Styrofoam)
Useable building materials
Appliances (except those with Freon)
Electronics (Computers and Peripherals, cell phones, and much more)—Green Century will be at the event again this year and will accept a wide range of electronic devices. Check out their website at: www.greencenturyonline.net/ ; and Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/SBKGreenCentury?ref=hl
WHAT WE WON’T TAKE:
No household hazardous waste (e.g. paint, pesticides, solvents, asbestos, gasoline, chemicals, motor oil, tar, paint, batteries, animal waste, liquids, pool chemicals, wood stain, antifreeze, thinners, aerosol spray products, syringes, medications, poisons, toxic chemicals, herbicides, household cleaning products, fluorescent tubes and ballasts, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL))
No large quantities of construction or landscape materials (concrete, asphalt, dirt, sod, brick, sand, gravel or composition roofing.)
No commercial or industrial garbage
No air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, compressors or other items containing Freon.
No regular household garbage or food waste (things that should go in your curbside pickup)
We retain the right to refuse any item.
Reuse Area: Every year we get lots of things that could be used by someone else. Volunteers will rescue reusable items from the dumpsters and display them in the “Reuse Area.” Take home an unexpected treasure for a small donation. In past year’s people have gone home with yard care tools and equipment, glasses and dishes, books, and even an antique steamer trunk!
For more information about the cleanup, contact: Paul Leistner, email@example.com, 503-232-3888.
CLEANUP SPONSORS—THANK YOU!
- Metro donates the cost of dumping the drop boxes at the transfer station.
- City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability provides financial and logistical support to participating neighborhood associations.
- Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition provides administrative support and technical assistance to the neighborhood associations and cleanup coordinators.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORTERS—THANK YOU!
- Laurelhurst Café is donating coffee and snacks for the volunteers.
- Fred Meyer is donating beverages and more snacks.
- Portland Disposal is giving us a discount again this year on the cost of the drop boxes.
- McFarlane’s Bark is donating two drop boxes for yard debris and scrap wood.