By Jody Guth
Ahhh… Spring! Not many 6-letter words evoke as much joy and promise. It certainly was a long, cold, challenging winter, and picking up bag after bag of garbage isn’t particularly fun – not when it’s 35 degrees of rain, sleet, and wind…but like the postal service, the Eliot Adopt-a-Block gang persevered. Hard work, but the results are oh, so worth it when you walk down a sidewalk or street and don’t have to step over broken glass, tossed fast-food cups, straws, and wrappers, cigarette butts, abandoned face masks and, well…you get the picture.
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Come together with SOLVE and community members for a cleanup in the Boise- Elliot/Irvington Neighborhoods starting at Irvington Park! This event will be entirely outdoors and will comply with social distancing guidelines. After a safety talk and getting cleanup supplies, we will spend a couple of hours picking up litter in the neighborhood to improve our community and protect our ecosystem.www.solveoregon.org
There’s an upcoming cleanup happening at Irving Park this Wednesday, March 31 from 10 AM – Noon. Volunteers will be given cleanup supplies, instruction, and then will be sent out to clean the park and surrounding neighborhood. We’d love it if you could share this volunteer opportunity with your association’s network! https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000QFQZp
UNFORTUNATELY ALL COMMUNITY COLLECTION EVENTS LISTED BELOW HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THIS YEAR. SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION OR INCONVENIENCE.
Metro Central Station is still open if you have items to deposit in the landfill or to recycle. The address is 6161 NW 61st Ave and hours of operation are 8am-5pm daily. See link for more details: Metro Garbage and Recycling and Hazardous Waste
Community Collection Events
The Eliot Neighborhood Association is not holding a Community Collection Event/Spring Clean Up this year. Below are listed three events where you can still take your unwanted items that would normally go to the Metro Central Station or to be reused/recycled. See each neighborhood association’s websites or NECN for collection guidelines and also any changes to planned events because of the coronavirus.
Humboldt & King Neighborhoods
Emmanuel Temple, 1033 N Sumner
Sabin/ Sullivan’s Gulch / Betty Walker Neighborhood Cleanup
Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th
Vernlawndia (Vernon Woodlawn Concordia Neighborhoods)
5/30/2020 8AM- 2PM
PCC Workforce Training Center 5600 NE 42nd Ave