It is that time of year again to do a bit of spring cleaning. Metro and the ICA will provide a place to dump that stuff you no longer want and that doesn’t fit into your curbside recycling bin or trash container. The ICA will provide drop boxes to hall your stuff away as well as a place to recycle other goods back into the community. This will make for a cleaner neighborhood and city at large.
Due to health and safety concerns for the public and Metro transfer station employees, Metro notified disposal voucher applicants (the ICA cleanup team) of extra precautions to take to make sure that construction debris is not inadvertently included in the drop boxes. Asbestos , which is used in numerous building materials, is well known as an extremely hazardous material and direct contact with any amount should be avoided. Thus, Metro transfer station employees are prohibited from accepting asbestos-containing materials from any source based on a new ruling from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Those materials should be dropped off at the Hazardous Waste Station at the Central Transfer Station.
The ICA will be taking tires and mattresses. However, televisions and electronics are prohibited. Those items can be dropped off at any Goodwill for recycling.
In addition to the drop boxes, where items go to be hauled away, we also set up a “too good to toss” area as we always try to recycle as much as possible. This is a great place to drop off the odd chair or no longer needed garden tools, plant pots, or out-grown bicycles and toys. So, after dropping off your junk, look to see if there is some item you could use.
After expenses are paid, the money raised at the cleanup goes to the ICA to be used for neighborhood projects, charities, schools, and contributions to organizations working to make Portland better.
Please enter the parking lot off of 21st avenue. Donations will be accepted.
Feel free to stay, add a hand, and meet your neighbors if you have time.
The following is a list of prohibited materials which we will NOT be able to accept:
- Hazardous waste (paint, oil, cleaning goods)
- Construction debris of any kind
- Kitchen garbage
- Residential yard debris and trimmings
- Wastes and recyclables which are normally collected curbside
- Commercial landscaping waste
- Roofing materials