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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, October 14, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Urgent Needs Cleanup Event on West Schmeer Rd

Sat, October 16, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - NWDA Third Saturday Litter Cleanup

Sat, October 16, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Urgent Needs Cleanup Event at NE Holladay and 61st

Wed, October 20, 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Downtown Portland Cleanup - Old Church

Wed, October 20, 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Downtown Portland Cleanup - The Benson Hotel

Wed, October 20, 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Downtown Portland Cleanup- Waterfront Park at Burnside Bridge

Wed, October 20, 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Downtown Cleanup - Providence Park

Thurs, October 21, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Cleanup Event at NE Marine and 142nd

Sat, October 23, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Urgent Needs Cleanup Event at Foster Floodplain

Sat, October 23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 82nd Ave Cleanup from SE Woodstock to Johnson Creek Blvd

Wed, October 27, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Portland North Park Blocks and surrounding area clean up event

Thurs, October 28, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) almost Halloween Cleanup Event!

Sat, October 30, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Urgent Needs Cleanup Event at NE 33rd & Sunderland Ave



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 Aleksandra 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. 


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Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
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