Archive for March, 2010

Annual Kerns/Buckman Neighborhood Cleanup, 4/17/10

March 30, 2010

It’s that time of year again! Yes, time to scour your house for all that bulky waste and yard debris that you just can’t seem to get rid of.

The Kerns and Buckman neighborhood associations are teaming up once again to host the annual Neighborhood Cleanup. The date is Saturday, April 17th, from 9AM to 1PM. The location, as always, is the parking lot of the Jones-Kendall Building, located on East Burnside street at 26th Avenue. Click here for a Google map of the location.

If you’re not familiar with the event, it’s a great way to dispose of waste that is just too darn big to fit in your trash barrels or curbside recycling bins. With help from Metro, we recycle everything that can be recycled, and make sure that everything that can’t is disposed of properly. Examples of things we take include bulky waste, scrap wood, yard debris, appliances, tires, furniture, metal, styrofoam blocks, bagged styrofoam peanuts, batteries and computer/electronic equipment.

Unfortunately, some things are just a wee bit too toxic for us to handle. This includes things like hazardous waste, paint cans, or garden pesticides.

We collect donations on a sliding scale, based on the amount of waste you bring. It’s generally in the $5-50 range. A small price to pay for freeing up some space around your home and making sure you do it in an Earth-friendly way!