• "Dumpster Day" October 17, 2015

    Lead Contact: Mary Margaret, email portsmouthchair@gmail.com or call 503-240-3344.

    Portsmouth & University Park Neighborhoods will hold a Dumpster Day on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm sharp in the Eagles North Portland parking lot at North Lombard and Exeter. Rain or shine. Suggested donation: $15/load. Please no yard waste, construction debris, commercial waste, kitchen garbage, hazardous waste, biowaste or recyclable materials. Your volunteers reserve the right to refuse materials that appear unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unacceptable.

    Come prepared to unload your materials (bring a friend to help).

    You will be asked to sign a volunteer waiver. The Goodwill van will be on site for reusable items, and neighbors are invited to take what they want before it goes to Goodwill. Goodwill also accepts e-waste (electronics).

    This event is made possible through support from Metro, Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and most of all, through VOLUNTEERS - your neighbors giving their time. A special thank you to the Eagles for their continued support in hosting community events. This event helps cut down on illegal dumping in our community and provides a low-cost alternative for disposing of materials at a Metro's transfer station.

    We really need more volunteers! If you are interested in helping, email portsmouthchair@gmail.com or call 503-240-3344. There are three shifts available: 9:30-12:00, 12:00-2:00, and 2:00-3:00 (clean up shift). You will be directing traffic, helping people unload, and meeting lots and lots of neighbors. Please know that the more volunteers we have, the faster it will go for everyone and it's possible it may go very slow. We ask that everyone "volunteer" their patience at the very least. :)