Fun for the adults: gather up your bukly waste (*not your bulky waist) for disposal

Bulky Waste

disposal day set

In partnership with Metro and Republic Services, the City of Wilsonville is sponsoring a new, fall-season Bulky Waste Day Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Republic Services, 10295 S.W. Ridder Road in Wilsonville.

This now twice-yearly opportunity, which also occurs in May of each year, is provided for Wilsonville residents only; all participants must provide proof of residence. There is no charge, though organizers request that participants donate hygiene items ­ — including toilet paper, soap, shampoo, laundry soap, deodorant ­— to help Wilsonville Community Sharing's Food Bank provide assistance to local families in need.

Bulky Waste Day gives residents the opportunity to drop-off large, bulky items that do not fit into standard-sized garbage cans. Accepted items include dishwashers, televisions, refrigerators, computers, monitors, stoves, dryers, water heaters, couches, mattresses, scrap metal, tables and chairs, and clean, untreated wood.

The program does not accept construction debris of any type, propane bottles or canisters, paint, batteries, solvents, thinners, household garbage or car tires.

In July, the City and Republic Services entered into a new franchise agreement for garbage and recycling services. At the request of community members, this agreement includes two Bulky Waste Day events each year.

For more information contact Matt Baker, City Public Works Supervisor, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-570-1548.

Fun and 'storytime'

for adults at library

Wilsonville Public Library is hosting two unique opportunties for adults coming up. "Card Making for Adults" will take place over four weeks. Students will create four different cards for the four seasons and learn techniques they can apply to their own holiday cards. This class is only for adults ages 18 and over, and will be held Thursday afternoons, Oct. 25 through Nov. 15, from 1-2:30 pm. All card supplies will be provided, and are included in the $20 class registration fee.

"The Marriage of Art & Fiction" will be the third iteration of this class focusing on novels that center on an artist and their work, or art in general. Local author/illustrator Nicole Rubel will teach the class, as she has done the previous times. The class will take place over six weeks (Wednesdays, Oct. 31 through Dec. 12, from 6-8 p.m.) and cover three novels: "Back to Blood," "The Moon and Sixpence," and "The Improbability of Love." The class registration fee is $30, and texts are available for purchase at a discount at the Circulation Desk, while supplies last. It's been a popular class, and we are excited to offer it again.

Citizens Academy enrollment begins

City of Wilsonville is recruiting community members to participate in the 2019 Wilsonville Citizens Academy. The six-month public-engagement program, which starts in January, features monthly City-hosted meetings and events designed to prepare community members for public service on City boards and commissions or other roles with local government and/or nonprofit agencies.

"This program is a great way for residents and area employees to become more familiar with the City and to explore the many volunteer opportunities were people are making a difference in Wilsonville," said Mayor Tim Knapp.

The Citizens Academy offers participants a chance to learn about City programs and operations directly from City staff and elected officials, and to work with other civic-minded community members. The Citizens Academy meets on the third Thursday of each month, 6-9 p.m., at City Hall.

This free program is limited to 25 participants annually. Applications are being accepted through October 31; they are available at the City's website:

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