Cleanup and Collection Events


Community Collection Events (formerly Neighborhood Cleanups) are a partnership between Neighborhood Coalitions, the City of Portland, and Metro in order to build capacity and invest in community, including to advance equity, waste reduction and reuse. (see below for a list of prohibited materials)

They are organized to offer a wide range of Portland residents,including seniors and people with disabilities, with proper disposal of household bulky waste that often accumulates in the home and may otherwise be disposed inappropriately. The events prioritize recycling and reuse over disposal.

2017 Community Collection Events

Neighborhood  Date Time Location Contact Email/Website
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Alameda May 8 8:30AM-12PM Madeliene School: 3240 NE 23rd Ave

Charles Rice

Concordia May 20  8AM-12:30PM PCC: 5600 NE 42nd Ave Katie Ugolini TJ Millbrooke
Eliot May 13 10AM-2PM Legacy Hospital Parking Lot: 120 N Knott St. between
N Graham & Williams
Susan Stringer
Humboldt June 24 9AM-2PM Emmanuel Temple: 1033 N. Sumner Anne LaBorde
Irvington/Sullivan’s Gulch May 13 TBD Holladay Park Church of God: 2120 NE Tillamook St. Jason Messer / Dave Brook
King April 29 9AM-1PM North Precinct Parking Lot: 449 NE Emerson (at Killingsworth) Matthew Anderson Margo Dobbertin
Sabin May 20 10AM-2PM Maranatha Church: 4222 NE 12th Ave (between Mason & Skidmore) Lauren Gross
Vernon May 6 9AM-1PM Leaven Community: 5431 NE 20th Ave Neil Goldstein
Woodlawn May 27 9AM-2PM Henry V: 6360 NE MLK Kelly Castoro

​​Prohibited materials

  • hazardous waste
  • construction, demolition and remodeling debris*
  • kitchen garbage
  • residential yard debris and trimmings
  • waste and recyclables collected curbside
  • commercial landscaping
  • roofing
  • waste not allowed at a regional transfer station

*construction, demolition and remodeling debris covers asbestos-containing materials

Have questions? Contact Community and Environmental Engagement Manager Jessica Rojas (jessica [at] necoalition [dot] org) or call us at 503-388-5030.