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Annual fall cleanup lets you get rid of bulky waste and recycle hard-to-recycle items

    -    Want an easy way to dispose of an old mattress?

Recycle old printer cartridges, styrofoam and other hard-to-recycle items?

Then put the 2018 Fall Cleanup on your calendar. Sponsored by Portland Community Recycling, the annual event is slated Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring your stuff to the Portland Christian Center parking lot, 5700 S.W. Dosch Road in Southwest Portland.

For a fee of $5, you can recycle several types of items:

• block styrofoam and food containers (not packing peanuts)

• compact fluorescent light bulbs (no tubes or incandescent bulbs)

• large and small batteries (separated by type)

• food container pouches (cleaned)

• snack bar wrappers (clean, silver-lined type)

• toothbrushes and plastic dental floss containers

COURTESY PORTLAND COMMUNITY RECYCLING -     For $20 per trip, you can bring in:

•bulky trash that won't fit into the garbage, including mattresses, hoses, scrap wood, and other items

• scrap metal, including washers and dryers

• small electronics

Volunteers are needed for the event; if interested, call 503-823-4592 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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971-204-7866

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