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.

​​Prohibited materials

  • 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.