Time to Cleanup Concordia!
The 2008 Concordia Neighborhood Cleanup is happening on Saturday, September 6th. We can all feel proud that Concordia consistently fills more drop boxes than any other NE neighborhood during our cleanup event. We can also take more pride in the fact that we recycle thousands of pounds of yard debris, metal, electronics, and bikes during our event. This year’s event is another chance to come together as team and make a difference with your neighbors.
Concordia Neighborhood Cleanup
When: Saturday, September 6th, 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Where: PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center (NE Corner of 42nd and Killingsworth)
We do need additional volunteers to help during two shifts, either 7:30 to 10 A.M. or 10 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Please call TJ at 503.460.3506 to sign up to help.
Items we cannot take:
Hazardous waste, batteries, tires, sod, rocks, concrete, paint, or oil.
Please see Metro at: http://www.metro-region.org/ for hazardous waste recycling guidelines and locations.
E-waste: We are not sending any electronics to the landfill. ReTronics, a local E-waste recycler will be there to take what you have for a small fee.
- Computer monitors = $10
- TVs (any size) = $20
- Everything else (computers, printers, VCRs) = $5.00 per armload.
Why is it important to recycle e-waste? (Courtesy of ReTronics )
Electronic equipment is made with a variety of elements, like plastics, glass, steel, gold, lead, mercury, cadmium, and fire retardants that can be recaptured through recycling and used again. If thrown away, electronic equipment can release toxins to the environment, potentially polluting the groundwater we drink and the air that we breathe. Recycling the resources in electronic equipment and also eliminates the need to obtain these elements from nature, decreasing production impact on the environment.