Community Clean Up Day and Bulky Waste Disposal
Saturday, September 21
It’s time to do some spring cleaning! Thanks to disposal vouchers from Metro, the City of Lake Oswego Youth Leadership Council and its event partners will be hosting a Community Clean Up Day from 9 a.m. to 12 p,m. (or until the event partners have reached capacity) on September 21 at the Lake Oswego Junior High School, 2500 Country Club Road. Please enter through the Junior High School only and not through River West Church. There will be free smoothies and espresso coffee! Donations are being accepted by the Youth Leadership Council for The Living Room: A Safe Haven for GLBTQQ Youth ages 14-20 in Clackamas County.
This event is open to all Lake Oswego residents, please be prepared to show ID or proof of residency. The chart outlines what can be and can not be accepted. In addition, you are encouraged to look at partner websites for further details.
The chart outlines what can be accepted. In addition, you are encouraged to look at partner websites for further details.
|Community Warehouse||Kitchenware, Furniture, Linens, Basic Household Items|
|Tools 4 Troops||Hand or Power Tools, Safety Instructions, Product Manuals|
|Republic Services||Bulk Waste removal|
|Habitat ReStore||Kitchen and Laundry Appliances, Cabinets, Doors, Hardware, Furniture, Home Goods, HVAC, Lawn and Garden, Lighting and Electrical, Paint, Plumbing, Tools|
|Metro||Event sponsorship, recycling and waste oversight|
|Green Century Electronics Recycling||
Many electronics and some appliances. Please click on the link to the left for a complete list.
No batteries, light bulbs, media (CDs/DVDs, floppy disks, etc.), or ink/toner cartridges
|Agilyx||Polystyrene (#6 recyclables), including styrofoam. No packing peanuts, PE, or PP Foam.|
The following items will not be accepted. Prohibited Items:
- Packing peanuts, PE, or PP Foam
- Hazardous Waste (including: paint, light bulbs, oils, cleaners, fertilizers, etc.)
- Construction, demolition and remodeling debris
- Kitchen garbage
- Residential yard debris and trimmings
- Waste and recycling collected curbside
- Waste prohibited from Metro transfer stations
Year Round Bulk Waste Disposal
There are many opportunities to safely dispose of your bulk waste outside of this event. The links above in the Community Clean Up Donation Guide direct you to our event partners, which we recommend you contact for donations or pickups throughout the year. Further options include the following:
- Oregon residents may recycle up to 7 computers, monitors or TVs for free through Oregon e-cycles.
- In Lake Oswego, participating Oregon E-Cycles drop off locations are at Goodwill Donation Express (401 S. State Street, 503-238-6100). Green Century Electronics Recycling will also accept year round, as will Free Geek.
- There is currently not a secondary recycling market for plastics in Oregon. The best you can do is try to reduce the number of products you purchase in plastic, and bring your own produce bags and shopping bags to the store with you.
- Plastic bags and film can be dropped off at bins in some Lake Oswego supermarkets. This specific program is made possible through Trex, who uses this plastic to create composite decking.
- Hazardous waste can be disposed of safely through Metro.
- Metro has two facilities for hazardous waste: 2001 Washington Street, Oregon City and 6161 NW 61st Ave, Portland.
Refrigerators, Freezers and other Appliances with Freon
- Non-working units can be picked up and disposed of by Republic Services for a fee.
Other Bulky Waste
- Please contact Republic Services (503-636-3011) to arrange a pick up.