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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

Wed, November 24, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Portland North Park Blocks and surrounding area Clean Up Event

Wed, November 24, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Cleaning up Old Town!

Wed, November 24, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Urgent Needs NE Killingsworth and 102nd (Part 2)

Wed, November 24, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Urgent Need cleanup event at SE Hawthorne & MLK

Sat, November 27, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 4th Saturday November Cleanup in NW Portland

Sat, November 27, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Urgent Needs Cleanup Event at Lents Walker Stadium

Sat, December 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Concordia Neighborhood Litter Pick Up

Sat, December 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Won by One Litter Clean Up on Powell

Sat, December 4, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Cleanup at NE 82nd Ave Starting at Montavilla Park

Sat, December 11, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Urgent Need Cleanup Event at Glass Plant Road

Sat, December 11, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Centennial- 2nd Saturday Monthly Trash Clean-up

Sat, December 11, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Clean Up Overlook

Sat, December 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - December Cleanup in NW Portland

Sat, December 18, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Urgent Need Cleanup Event at Foster Floodplain

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 three weeks to plan your event.  


Metro's Disposal Reimbursement Grant

SOLVE is providing disposal reimbursement grants from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 thanks to generous funding provided by Metro. Grants are available to reimburse disposal fees within the Portland metro area, assisting in creating successful and sustainable projects. Talk to your SOLVE program coordinator to develop an agreed upon disposal plan before you apply for this reimbursement grant. Click here to learn more. 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 training sessions. The one-hour ZOOM training is 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 - anywhere in Portland. Feel free to register for any of the following events!

11/22 PDX New Leader Training and Q&A


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

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

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


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