COMMUNITY CLEANUPS & RECYCLE, REDUCE, REUSE PROGRAM

Argay Neighborhood Cleanup

The Community Cleanups & Recycle, Reduce, Reuse Program is currently accepting applications, on a rolling basis, for the 2017/2018 cycle.

East Portland community groups are invited to submit project ideas for cleaning up our neighborhoods, keeping trash out of our landfill, and engaging people in hands-on actitivities to promote sustainability!

EPNO's Community Cleanups & Recycle, Reduce, Reuse Program provides funding to support for a variety of community-driven, East Portland-based, activities that focus on ensuring bulky waist does not end up on our street corners, our streets are litter-free. In addition the program funds community activities that promote sustainability through recylcing, reusing and reducing the amount of waist that goes into our landfills. The goal is livabble, clean, shared public spaces. We place a high priority on activities that build community, create or strengthen partnerships across groups that organize based on geography and or identity, and provide access to seniors or people with disabilities.

For more information contact:
Surya Joshi
Grants and Community Enagement Program Specialist
503-823-5905
surya.joshi@portlandoregon.gov

What can you use reuse, recycle, cleanup funds for? Here’s some ideas!

  • Neighborhood beautification through litter pickups, work parties, renting of dumpsters to remove bulky household waste that be disposed of at the curb
  • Keep things out of the landfills through a ReUse Exchange Swap, Electronic Recycling Collection.
  • Raise money for your organization with a Metal Recycling Fundraiser.

Got other ideas? Need help filling out the application form? Call or text Surya at 503-823-5905 or email him at Surya.Joshi@portlandoregon.gov


Information & Application:

Download application and guidelines here

 

Timeline:

You'll be notified about approval of funding approximately one week after you submit your request. Projects may begin right away.

The project must be completed by May 13, 2018.

 

Thank you for helping us pilot this program

We are in the third year of a pilot program to expand the reach of the Reuse, Recycle CleanUp Program! Your project helps demonstrate that there is a need and demand for this type of funding in East Portland. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and EPNO created this two-year pilot program to reach more community members in East Portland. Building on our existing partnership, which historically provided support for neighborhood association cleanups. BPS provides funds for the community group cleanups and EPNO provides the staff support and basic outreach. Thank you to the EPNO advisory committee for endorsing this pilot program. 

Currently Scheduled Recycle, Reuse and Clean-up events

 

Organization

Contact

E-mail

Date of Event

Type/Location of Clean-up

Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association Cathy Geiger
pvnaoregon@gmail.com
April 21, 2018

They're holding a Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event at 11128 SE Foster Road.

Parkrose Neighborhood Association Annette Stanhope Parkroseneighbors@gmail.com April 28, 2018 They are organizing cleanups at 12003 NE Shaver Street. Bulky waste, metal, electronisc recycling available
Argay Neighborhood Association Katie Beymer argayevents@gmail.com May 12, 2018 They're holding a Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event at 3701 NE 131st Pl, Portland, OR 97230

Funding for 2017/2018 Clean up, Reuse and Recycle Activities

This is a shared pool of money for all East Portland community groups and neighborhood associations. Please budget wisely and ask only for what you need.

  • You may request up to $1,000 for your project. 
  • Applications that meet the criteria are funded first-come-first-served, until all of the funds have been alloted.
  • These are reimbursement funds. First you spend the funds, then turn in receipts for reimbursement
  • Community groups and neighborhood associations are welcome to partner on a cleanup event.

Plan & Execute a great cleanup!

Completed 2017-2018 Community Organization Recycle, Reuse and Cleanup Events

Organization Date Contact Event Type Description
Colby's Clean-up Team September, 9, 12 and 16, 2017 Colby McCormick Litter Pick-up Picking pick up trash along public roadways and in public right-of-ways in outer East Portland.
Woodland Park Neighborhood Association October 7, 2017 Alesia Reese Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event at "the circle" of NE Bell Drive and NE 101st Avenue
Russell Neighborhood Association October 7, 2017 Ron Glanville Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event, held at Parkrose Community Church parking lot, located at 12505 NE Halsey Street.
Portland Assembly Foster-Powell/Lents Neighborhood Action Council November 4, 2017 Joanne Rees (Luchini) and Tyler Bristow Clothing and goods reuse event, distributing items to those in need. Reuse-focused Community Share project and will be aimed at collecting and distributing gently-used, clean cold-weather clothing and outdoor gear, such as sleeping bags and tarps helped 75 individuals.
Lents Neighborhood Livability Association November 12, 2017 Char Pennie Litter Pick-up Picking pick up trash along public roadways and in public right-of-ways in outer East Portland.

Completed 2016-2017 Community Organization Recycle, Reuse and Cleanup Events

Organization Date Contact Event Type Location

ARSCUS

August 17, 2016

Vladimir Lukyauov - Galina Nekrasova

Littler pick-up in Floyd Light Park Floyd Light Park, southeast of Floyd Light Middle School

African Youth & Community Organization

August 18, 2016

Saara Hirsi - Anne Healy

Littler pick-up in Powell Butte Nature Area

Powell Butte Natural Area

Woodland Park October 1, 2016 Alesia Reese Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event NE Bell Dr/101st Ave
Russell October 1, 2016 Ron Glanville  Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle, Reuse event Parkrose Community UCC,12505 NE Halsey St.
Jade District October 29, 2016 Maiyee Yuan Littler pick-up and graffiti removal Along SE 82nd Avenue, from SE Powell to SE Division Streets
Wilkes November 5, 2016 Carrie Goble   Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle, Reuse event Margaret Scott Elementary, 14700 NE Sacramento St
Division Midway Alliance February 25, 2017 Lori Boisen  Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle, Reuse event Partnered with Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association for a Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event at West Powellhurst Elementary School. 2921 SE 116th Ave
Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association February 25, 2017 Timothy I. Crawley  Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle, Reuse event Partnered with Division Midway Alliance for a Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event at West Powellhurst Elementary School. 2921 SE 116th Ave
Bloomington Park and Street Clean-up in Lents April 22, 2017 Melissa Stocking Littler pick-up and graffiti removal Neighbors picked up litter and cleaning up Glenwood Park and the surrounding area, shared recycling tips.
Gateway Area Business Association April 22, 2017 Tom Badrick Littler pick-up and graffiti removal Cleaned the business district of litter and trash; shared recycling tips and techniques
Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association April 29, 2017 Cathy Geiger  Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle, Reuse event Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event at Golden
Lents Neighborhood Street Clean-up April , 2017 Shannon Milliman Littler pick-up Cleaning up litter on SE 104th Avenue and Raymond Street, from SE Harold Street to Holgate Boulevard.
Parkrose Neighborhood Association & Historic Parkrose May 6, 2017 Annette Stanhope Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle, Reuse event  PNA is partnered with Historic Parkrose in this Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event at Parkrose High School
Hazelwood, Mill Park & Centennial Combined Event May 13, 2017 Arlene Kimura, Trevor Hopper, Tom Lewis Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle, Reuse event Three neighborhood associations combined efforts in this Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle,Reuse event at Floyd Light Middle School
Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association May 13, 2017 Katie Beymer Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle, Reuse event ATNA held a Recycle,Reuse event at Shaver Elementary School, 3701 NE 131st Place, 97230
Lents Neighborhood Association May 20, 2017 Autumn West Neighborhood Bulky Waste, Recycle, Reuse event LNA held a Recycle,Reuse event  at 5040 SE 82nd Avenue (Teen Challenge Thrift Store Parking Lot)

 

 

 

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