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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

Thurs, September 16th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Urgent Needs: N Going St & N Greeley Ave

Fri, September 17, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Urgent Needs Cleanup Event at N Hancock & N Flint

Sat, September 18, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Urgent Needs Cleanup Event in Gateway Neighborhood at NE Pacific & 99th

Sat, September 18, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - NWDA Third Saturday Clean-Up

Sat, September 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Montavilla - Columbia Christian Schools Clean Up Day

Sat, September 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 82nd Ave Cleanup from Division to Woodstock

Sun, September 19, 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM - NW Portland and Pearl Cleanup

Sun, September 19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Delitter Arbor Lodge - September Event

Sun, September 19, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Buckman/Sunnyside Neighborhood Clean Up

Weds, September 22, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Portland North Park Blocks and surrounding area Clean Up event

Thurs, September 23, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Urgent Needs Cleanup Event at NE Halsey and 92nd

Frid, September 24, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - PDX Pickup! with friends of 52 Limited and Pinnacle

Sat, September 25, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Central Eastside (CEIC) riverside cleanup event starting at OMSI

Sat, September 25,  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - CECC Cleans Up 33rd

Sat, September 25,  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Carmax Riverside Park Clean-up!

Sat, September 25,  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Urgent Needs near the Columbia Slough

Sat, September 25, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Lloyd and Peace Memorial Park Cleanup

Weds, September 29, 9:00AM - 11:30AM - Cleaning Up Old Town September Event

Thurs, September 30, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Urgent Needs Cleanup Event at East Burnside and 97th

Sat, October 2, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Goose Hollow Neighborhood Cleanup Event

Sat, October 9, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Sylvan Highlands Neighborhood Fall Cleanup and Maintenance Day

Sat, October 9, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Concordia Clean Up

Sat, October 9, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Running Path Clean-up for Oregon Humane Society Running Team




These projects have been funded in part by a grant from Travel Oregon.





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!

9/14 PDX-New Leader Training and Q&A

9/21 PDX-New Leader Training and Q&A

10/2 PDX-New Leader Training and Q&A

10/5 PDX-New Leader Training and Q&A

10/9 PDX-New Leader Training and Q&A

10/16 PDX-New Leader Training and Q&A

10/19 PDX-New Leader Training and Q&A

10/26 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