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 2018/2019 cycle.

Program vision statement

The East Portland Reuse, Recycle, and Clean-up program is intended to expand awareness of, and provide opportunities for, recycling and reuse of household items no longer wanted, allow disposal of household bulky waste items, and assist seniors and people with disabilities with disposal of unwanted items.

This program is brought to you by the East Portland Community Office, funded by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS), and Metro, and supported by East Portland Neighbors. Participants are encouraged to engage in partnerships, collaborations, and creative relationship building projects related to the clean-up events.

Who can apply?

Any group of community members with a clean-up activity taking place in the EPCO service area may apply for funding. Youth, faith-based organizations, business associations, school-based organizations, community organizations, mutual assistance associations, informal groups of neighbors and neighborhood associations are all are welcome! Partnerships, collaborations, and creative relationship building projects are encouraged.

For more information, contact:
Angela Previdelli, East Portland Community Office Grants Program Specialist

(503) 823-5905, angela.previdelli@portlandoregon.gov

What can the funds be used for?

  • Clean-up site rental
  • Drop box rental and hauling – This pays for a trash hauling company to bring the large, metal “drop boxes” to the clean-up site at the start of the event, and then haul them to the dump or recycler after the event.
  • Promotional flyers and advertising, including translation
  • Equipment and supplies, for example, gloves, trash bags, portable toilets, other sanitation equipment
  • Refreshments for volunteers

Don’t see an item on this list? Ask us about other expenses.

Clean-up activities as fundraisers

Groups are permitted to fundraise at their clean-up.

When does your clean-up event need to take place?

Your clean-up event must take place between July 1, 2018 and May 15, 2019.

Disbursement of funds

These are reimbursement funds. First you spend the funds, then turn in receipts for reimbursement.

Reimbursement happens within 3 to 4 weeks from the time you turn in your receipts.  Some bills, such as the drop box hauling, can be paid directly by the sponsoring organization, East Portland Neighbors. Don’t worry, EPCO staff will work with you on these technical details.

Do not spend funds you want to be reimbursed for until receiving confirmation that your funding request has been awarded.

If reimbursement is a financial hardship, please talk to us. Depending on your purchases there may be options.

How can community members apply for funds?

Send a completed Application Form to angela.previdelli@portlandoregon.gov or to:

East Portland Community Office
1017 NE 117th Ave
Portland, OR 97220

Requirements if funded

  • Select an event coordinator who will take responsibility for the planning and administration for the program.
  • Provide the cell phone number and direct (not organization) email address of the coordinator.
  • Acknowledge EPCO, Metro and BPS in promotional materials.
  • Include a reuse/recycle aspect in your clean-up activity.
  • Plan and implement your clean-up activity. We are happy to answer questions, provide advice and background information. However, you are responsible for all aspects of your own clean-up activity.
  • If using Metro Disposal Vouchers, apply for them 30 days before the event.
  • Keep records during and after the event
  • Collect and keep all receipts.
  • Report, using the current BPS (not Metro) form, within 15 days after the event.

For more information, contact Angela Previdelli at (503) 823-5905 or angela.previdelli@portlandoregon.gov


Information & Application:

Download application and guidelines here
 


Event Report

Access the Community Cleanups, Recycle, Reduce, Reuse Reporting Site here


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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