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Cleaning up Portland, One Neighborhood at a Time

Detrash Portland connects like-minded volunteers who want to tackle the issue of litter in Portland. Each week, we support events throughout the city, provide cleanup supplies, safety information, and disposal assistance for anyone who would like to improve their neighborhood through the simple act of cleaning up. We take pride in Portland and know that cleaning up is an easy and effective way to give back. Join us at an upcoming event and become a part of the Detrash Portland movement! 


Upcoming Events

Weds, August 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Holladay Park Clean Ups

Thurs, August 5, 3 - 5 PM Cleanup, 5 - 7 PM After Party Willamette River Cleanup with Widmer Bros. Brewing & River Alliance

Thurs, August 5, 5:30 - 7:00 PM - Cathedral Park and Beach August Cleanup

Sat, August 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Madison South Neighborhood Association Cleanup

Sat, August 7, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge / NE Milwaukie Ave Cleanup

Sat, August 7, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Cathedral Park Beach August Cleanup - North of Fishing Dock

Sat, August 14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Centennial-2nd Saturday Monthly Trash Clean-up

Sat, August 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Montavilla Cleanup along 82nd Ave from I84 to Washington

Sat, August 21, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Holladay Park Clean Up

Sun, August 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Rhinos not Rubbish-St. Johns Cleanup Event




Create Your Own Cleanup Event

If a cleanup you are interested in is full, or if an event does not fit with your schedule, you are welcome to Create Your Own event. Once your event is approved, you can order free cleanup supplies such as heavy-duty garbage bags and vinyl gloves. To get started, please click on one of the buttons below. You will have the option to keep the event private, as just a group of you and your friends, or open it to the public and have it displayed on this webpage. Please allow for a minimum of two weeks to plan your event.  From now until June 30, 2021 volunteers are elligible to recieve up to $50 in disposal reimbursement if collected litter is brought to a Metro transfer station. Please let our staff know before you plan to apply for this grant. Questions? Contact


Already a SOLVE Leader? Create your own event!

Want to learn how to become a SOLVE leader?

To help you become a SOLVE Leader and host successful events, we offer both online and in person trainings. The one-hour long ZOOM trainings is an opportunity for volunteers who are interested in partnering with SOLVE to lead an environmental stewardship event. This might be a litter cleanup, invasive species removal, or native planting event - anywhwere in Oregon. Feel free to register to any of the following events!

7/22 New Leader Training and Q&A

7/28 New Leader Training and Q&A

8/7 PDX New Leader Training and Q&A

8/10 PDX New Leader Training and Q&A

8/14 New Leader Event Setup Training

8/17 PDX New Leader Training and Q&A

8/21 PDX New Leader Training and Q&A

Not yet a SOLVE Leader? Get started by clicking the button below.

Thank you, Republic Services, for supporting the Detrash Portland program with dumpster, hauling, and disposal services! 

Do you have questions about volunteering at an upcoming event? Call Larissa at 503-943-2835 or

Do you have questions about creating your own event or obtaining cleanup supplies? Contact Peter at


**Please note we are away from our desks often. If you do call, please leave a voice message with your name, best number to reach you, and an email address and we will respond as soon as possible. 


2000 SW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
Tax Id #93-0579286