Sat. April 25, 9am to 1pm. – Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Clean Up 2015!
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 our joint cleanup event. 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.)
MTMS RUMMAGE SALE
Mount Tabor Middle School is holding its annual PTA sponsored rummage sale on Sat. April 25—the same say as the MTNA/NTNA neighborhood cleanup Come shop our fabulous sale for great bargains, while supporting our Mt Tabor Students! If you would like to donate to our sale, we will be accepting gently used donations at the school on Friday April 24 from 4pm to 7pm, if they are smaller items, there is a box labeled Rummage Sale near the office at Mt Tabor Middle School, or you can contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org for drop off information. We cannot accept computers, large appliances/furniture or mattresses. Any questions about the sale or donations, please contact Nicole at email@example.com.Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA Rummage Sale Location: Mt. Tabor Middle School Cafeteria, 5800 SE Ash Date: Saturday April 25, 2014 Time: 9am-2pm
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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 drive recyclable materials collected to Far West Fibers (now “Far West Recycling”).
Bring your tools and help in our “deconstruction area”—this allows us to recycle more—especially valuable metal!
To volunteer, contact Amy Chomowicz, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-232-3888.
Host a yard sign—help advertize the cleanup: contact Paul Leistner (email@example.com; 503-232-3888) with your address in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood (Paul will drop off the sign and retrieve it after the cleanup).
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)
Furniture/household items—Community Warehouse will collect these to give to families and individuals who can use them
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!
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.
McFarlane’s Bark is donating two drop boxes for yard debris and scrap wood.
New Seasons on Hawthorne is donating fruit, brownies, and cookies.
For more information about the cleanup, contact: Paul Leistner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-232-3888.