Clean Up a Huge Success

Clean Up 2015The annual Eliot Clean Up was on May 17th and was a huge success.  We collected over 6 tons of mixed waste, recycled over 100 appliances and televisions, donated  enough clothes, shoes, household items and toys to fill 3 pickup trucks to Good Will, a half a dozen bikes to Community Cycling Center, and about 500 books were either sold to Powell’s books or donated to Title Wave Bookstore.   We gathered donations of more than $1000 which will help the neighborhood association host future events.

Thanks to Heiberg Garbage, Green Century Electronics Recycling, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and a local scrap metal recycler, Jim, we were able to  de-clutter over 60 neighbors garages and houses.  The 18 plus volunteers were well fed by Sparky’s Pizza, Walgreens and Safeway.  As in previous years, some of our volunteers were from the Volunteers of America’s Men’s Residential Center.   We couldn’t have done it without their tireless dedication to unloading neighbors vehicles and chucking the trash into the dumpsters.

We hope you can join us next year to keep Eliot clean!

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