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Opportunity Details

Urgent Needs Cleanup Event at N Hancock & N Flint

Join SOLVE at North Hancock & North Flint 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 I-5 that has become a targeted dumping ground. Join us on September 17th! Many hands make light work! 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. 

Lunch will be provided! Paris Group Reality is purchasing Tamale Boy Burrito bowls for all volunteers for this event. 

This project has been funded in part by a grant from Travel Oregon.

When: Friday September 17, 9:00 AM to 12:00 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 North Hancock at 278 N Hancock St, Portland, OR 97227. 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.

COVID Safety: SOLVE is requesting that all volunteers wear masks throughout the entire event. 

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

Parking/Getting There: Free street parking along N Flint and some spots along N Hancock.

Bathrooms: There will be a porta-potty set up at the stagging location for this event.

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.  


Litter Cleanup

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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