Operation Clean Sweep
ALBERTA STREET EARTH DAY CLEAN UP
The seventh annual Earth Day Clean Up is Saturday, April 22, 2017.
The Earth Day district cleanup is more than just a day of litter and graffiti removal; it is a day to meet your neighbors, build community and celebrate at the Golden Garbage Awards.
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Volunteer sign up will open soon.
STAY FOR THE CELEBRATION
After the clean up, join us back at 18th & Alberta for pizza, Salt & Straw Ice Cream, treats from Random Order, the Golden Garbage Awards and raffle prizes from your favorite Alberta Street businesses. The celebration will end around 1:30PM.
ABOUT THE CLEAN UP
Volunteer check-in will start at 10:00 AM in the courtyard between Umpqua Bank and Barista at NE 18th Avenue & Alberta Street. We will have coffee and nourishment available! The clean up will start at 10:30AM.
What to bring.
If possible, please bring your own gloves, water bottle and any tools that will aid in clean up! Anything you can bring with you would be greatly appreciated. Some helpful tools include step ladders, flat head screwdrivers, pliers, razor blade scrapers – anything you think will help. Have a green thumb? Bring your garden tools to weed and clean up our tree wells and other green spaces.
What you will be doing and where.
You may be picking up trash (except prohibited materials*), removing stickers and graffiti, removing posters from telephone poles, weeding at bus stops, etc. You will be assigned a 5-6 block section of Alberta Street between MLK and NE 33rd Avenue when you check-in in the morning. Feel free to let our registration volunteers know if you have a location preference and they will do their best to accommodate. Larger groups may be asked to split up to make sure the whole street gets the attention it needs. After you check in and grab some nourishment, you will head to your assigned location to meet up with your Team Leader.
*Prohibited materials, not covered by Metro’s disposal voucher program, include all hazardous waste materials; all construction, remodeling or demolition materials; all kitchen garbage; residential yard debris and trimmings; and waste and recyclables collected curbside. Examples of high risk construction materials suspected of containing asbestos include: flooring (vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet, mastic), walls (plaster, decorative plaster), siding (cement siding shingles “Transite”), ceilings (acoustical tiles, “popcorn” and spray-on texture), insulation (spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite, pipe, HVAC and lagging), electrical (wire insulation, panel partitions), and fire doors, fire brick and fire proofing
We look forward to seeing you at the Clean Up!
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Check out great videos from past clean ups: