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Litter Cleanup

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Urgent Needs Cleanup Event at NE Marine Drive and 112th

Join SOLVE at NE Marine Drive and 112th for a cleanup in an urgent-need area in North Portland.

SOLVE defines an Urgent Need cleanup as an area with a high concentration of litter that poses a threat to public safety and environmental quality. Urgent Need cleanups are not family friendly or suitable for anyone under the age of 18 due to an increased presence of hazardous materials. Safety guidelines will be put in place before the cleanup begins.

There is an access point to ODOT property along 112th and the I-205 Multi-Use Bike Path that has become a targeted dumping ground. On July 31st we are going to do something about it!  During this cleanup, you will work with SOLVE staff in small groups to clean up piles of trash in the area. This event will take place on the side of a road. We will mark off our work space with cones. 

When: Saturday, July 31, 2021, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time to guarantee your spot. 
Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting at the southwest corner of the Home Depot parking lot near NE Airport Way and 112th.

Address: 11633 NE Glenn Widing Dr, Portland, OR 97220. MAP LINK

What to Bring: Come wearing sturdy work boots, if you bring personal belongings please bring a backpack so you can pick up trash hands-free. Dress for the weather, wear closed-toed shoes, and long pants. Wear a hat and put on sunscreen if it is a sunny day. Also bring your cell phone, and a filled reusable water bottle. Masks are now optional for persons who are fully vacinated. 

What's Provided: SOLVE will provide trash grabbers, trash bags, work gloves, and high-vis vests. We will also provide water so everyone can stay hydrated.

Parking/Getting There: Free street parking is available at the Home Depot parking lot. This location is near the 87 bus line. 

Bathrooms: Home Depot is letting volunteers use their restrooms.

Accessibility: This event will have limited accessibility. This is not a recommended event for those with mobility concerns.

Youth Volunteers: This will be a 18 and older event due to the expected increased amounts of hazardous materials that we will find at this location. 

Contact: Contact Peter Brewer at with any questions.  


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