Community Collection Events (formerly Neighborhood Cleanups) are a partnership between Neighborhood Coalitions, the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Metro in order to build capacity and invest in community by advancing equity and reducing and reusing waste. (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.

CORRECTION! The date listed below for Sabin’s cleanup is incorrect.

The correct date is SATURDAY MAY 11 2019.


In addition to these community events, here are some other citywide events (not NECN-affiliated):

Green Days: Fred Meyer and the Trail Blazers are teaming up for a collection event on
Sat, April 6 from 11-3.

Accepting: Styrofoam, batteries, plastic bags and wrap, cardboard, electronics. There will also be a vendor village.

Prescription drugs/shredding: A joint event between Civic Life’s Crime Prevention Program, the Police Bureau, and the Better Business Bureau is
Sat, April 27 from 10-2.
Flyer at this link: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/68659

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 www.oregonmetro.gov/asbestosrules

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