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VIDEO: What can you bring to Sylvania’s e-Cycle Drive?
Photos and Story by James Hill
WHAT: An annual, full-scale recycling event, Spring Cleanup, organized by Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. – SWNI – and the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College. Co-sponsors include the City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development and METRO.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 8.
WHERE: Portland Christian Center parking lot, 5700 SW Dosch Road (just off Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.)
DETAILS: Do some “spring cleaning” on May 8 when the annual Spring Cleanup takes place! The cost is $10-15 per carload of recyclable items such as scrap metal (toasters, ladders, empty buckets); bulky items and large appliances (couches, chairs, refrigerators, exercise equipment); and yard debris.
WHO: Students, staff and faculty from PCC Sylvania will lead the e-Cycling event, accepting old, unwanted computer equipment – computers, monitors and printers – free of charge. Total Reclaim, the largest e-waste processor in the Northwest, will help PCC Sylvania to triage, sort and recycle donated electronic goods on-site that day.
And for the first time unused or outdated prescription medications will be accepted at “Spring Cleanup.” Staff from the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and the Portland Police Bureau will be on-site for the anonymous turn-in of prescription medications and to share information about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
Items not accepted include television sets, hazardous waste, kitchen garbage, tree stumps and oversized branches, rocks, ashes and asbestos. Also, donations will be accepted only from individuals, not businesses.
CONTACT: For those interested in volunteering at the recycling drive, contact SWNI at (503) 823-4592. For more information, visit: pcc.edu/ecycle