Community Clean Up & E-Waste Recycling Event
Time to clean out your garage, closets, and basement and bring your items to the Community Clean Up Day at the West End Building. Electronic waste will be collected at River West Church. This is a self service event; please be prepared to do your own lifting. The event runs from 9 am to noon (or until dumpsters are full).
West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way – The following items will be accepted for reuse, recycling, or disposal:
- Useable household items. The Community Warehouse (www.communitywarehouse.org) will be on site to accept usable household items, such as towels, pillows, linens, tables, chairs, dressers, sofas, dish sets, pots, pans, small TVs, microwaves, clean mattresses, and other home goods (not broken or in need of extensive repair, please).
- Bicycles in good condition. The Community Cycling Center (www.communitycyclingcenter.org) will collect bikes in good condition to be refurbished for use in bike safety programs for low-income youth or for sale in their bike shop with proceeds benefiting programs.
- Scrap metal for recycling. Non-Freon appliances such as stoves, ovens, toasters, ladders, bar-b-q's, and other metal. Gas powered lawn mowers with fuel and oil drained also accepted.
- Co-mingled recycling. Items you can recycle curbside.
- Non-recyclable bulky items for disposal. such as non-reusable furniture, carpeting, large plastic items, landscaping trays, automotive plastics (hubcaps, grills, bed liners, headlight lenses), and other miscellaneous large items.
River West Church, 2000 Country Club Road
- Electronics Recycling. Computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, associated peripherals, and other electronics.
Restrictions – The following items will NOT be accepted at either site:
- NO yard debris. For additional yard debris collection options, please contact Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste) at 503-636-3011.
NO hazardous waste. Includes items such as oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, cleaning solvents, pesticides, fertilizers, fireworks or ammunition, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, paint, thermometers, sharps or medical waste or equipment. You can safely dispose of these items at Metro’s hazardous waste facilities:
- Metro South Station, 2001 Washington St., Oregon City, 503-234-3000
- Metro Central Station, 6161 NW 61st Ave., Portland, 503-234-3000
- NO Freon-based appliances such as refrigerators or air conditioners. Energy Trust offers free refrigerator and freezer recycling and you’ll get $40 for participating. You must be an Oregon customer of Pacific Power or Portland General Electric and your refrigerator or freezer must be between 10 and 30 cubic feet and working. Call Energy Trust at 866-444-8907, for more information. If you have a non-working unit, please contact Republic Services at 503-636-3011 to arrange a pick-up for a fee. Call Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000 for other Freon-based appliance disposal options.
- NO stumps, tires, oversized branches, rocks, ashes, asbestos, animal waste, radioactive material, construction and demolition debris (such as concrete, bricks, siding, shingles, etc.), or household or business trash. For more information on how to dispose of these items, call Metro at 503-234-3000 or Republic Services at 503-636-3011.
- NO Styrofoam or packing peanuts. Call Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000 for options to recycle these materials.
Food donations for the Oregon Food Bank will be accepted at both locations.
This event is brought to you by the City of Lake Oswego, Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste), Community Warehouse, the Community Cycling Center, and Metro – and is for Lake Oswego residents only. Please be prepared to show id / proof of residency.
For more information, contact the Citizen Information Center, at 503-635-0257.
For information about year-round recycle, reuse, or disposal opportunities, including hazardous waste and bulky items, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/sustainability.