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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

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

Sat, May 14, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM - N/NE Bi-Monthly Neighborhood Clean-Up

Sun, May 22, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - NW Neighborhood Cleanup

Sun, May 22, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM - United in Spirit Clean-Up Effort #3-The Grotto

Thurs, May 26, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Central Eastside Cleanup

Sun, May 15, 10 AM - 12 PM - "Bud Clark's City" Downtown Cleanup

Sat, May 21, 9:00 AM -10:00 AM - NWDA Third Saturday Litter Cleanup

Wed, May 25, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Portland North Park Blocks and Surrounding Area Clean up Event

Sat, May 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Won by One Litter Clean-Up on Powell

Sun, May 29, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 97229 Monthly Clean-Up

Mon, May 30, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Memorial Day Cleanup + Peace Memorial Park Makeover with Lloyd Ecodistrict

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

Sat, June 4, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - EastPortland Collective First Saturday Clean-up: June 2022

Sat, June 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 82nd Ave Cleanup from Division to Woodstock June 2022

Sat, June 18, 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Rockwood Preparatory Neighborhood Cleanup


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!


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 Emily at

Are you interested in learnign more about Detrash Portland's sponsorship opportunities? Please get in touch with


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