Annual Spring Cleanup

Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Roseway Heights School – 7334 NE Siskiyou St.

Last year, we diverted 68% of what we accepted for reuse or recycling. In other words, of the 39 tons of materials we collected, we kept more than 23 tons out of the landfill. We plan to do even better this year!

Volunteers needed! Free disposal and lunch! Call Jane at (503) 281-6909

We will accept:
Bulky waste (furniture, mattresses, windows, etc.)
Yard debris and wood waste
Appliances and scrap metal
Reusable household items for our “trade it” area (leftovers will be donated)
Reusable building supplies

We will not accept:
Hazardous wastes or explosives (including paints, fluorescent lightbulbs, batteries) Call (503) 234-3000 for information on disposing these items.
Rocks, ashes, sod or concrete
Commercial landscaping or construction debris

$5 per car load
$10 per pickup/SUV load
$15 per trailer load
$25 per truck and trailer load

Electronics Fees:
$10 monitors/TVs/laptops/microwaves
$5 CPUs/printers/scanners/FAX machines/stereo parts
$4 VCR/DVD/CD players
For information on the Master Recycler Plastic Roundups, which are held three times a year, click here.

Special thanks to our event sponsors and partners:
Metro Regional Government
Portland Office of Sustainable Development
AGG Enterprises
Schnitzer Steel
The ReBuilding Center
Annie’s Donuts

Friends of Trees planting

It was a beautiful day, we planted 97 trees in Cully, Rose City Park and Roseway. Between donations from businesses and participants we were able to cover 100% of the costs and there is $15 left in our neighborhood fund for next year (Friends of Trees collects donations with tree orders and will forward that extra dollars to next year’s planting). The $300 that the neighborhood association set aside for the planting can be reallocated!

NE 82nd Avenue Community Visioning Open House

Graduate students in Portland State University’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program will hold a community visioning open house for NE 82nd Avenue on Thursday, April 10.

The five students are developing a vision plan for the corridor entitled Imagine 82nd. The plan will describe and illustrate the community’s hopes for NE 82nd Avenue between the Banfield Freeway and Sandy Boulevard. The April 10th open house is a crucial first step in understanding the community’s preferences for the busy five-lane corridor. The event will take a “drop in” format where local residents and employees can stop by at their convenience in the evening. Activities will include visual preference surveys, community opinion surveys, and identifying opportunities and challenges on maps.

The open house will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 at the Madison South Community Room at Banfield Pet Hospital Glenhaven Corporate Headquarters, 8000 NE Tillamook Street in Portland. All area residents, students, employees and business owners are encouraged to attend.

For more information, e-mail Steve Szigethy at

To download a PDF of this press release, please click here.

Download a PDF web flyer for this event: Imagine 82nd Open House Flyer

Be a Reading Buddy

Rose City Park’s Reading Buddy Program will begin again soon for all Roseway Heights 1st through 8th grade students who could benefit from a friend and coach to help them become a more confident, successful reader. Buddy Program participants are parents, grandparents, university students, and community volunteers wanting to make a difference in the life of a child. Buddies read for half an hour a week with their student or students if they have time to work with more than one. The program can accommodate most schedules, so consider coming to an orientation and becoming a Reading Buddy.

Contact Lindy Delf (503-284-4115) with any questions or to sign up to be a buddy.

People are living books. The real library of life is community.