Clean-up, Graffiti Removal, & Beautification
Annual Spring Neighborhood Clean-ups
Each spring, volunteers work together to clean up their neighborhood. Neighborhood Associations receive a small amount of money from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability in order to pay for dumpsters, equipment, and food for volunteers. Metro makes a significant contribution by waiving disposal fees at the transfer station. To find out how you can participate, contact Associate Program Director, Mary Jaron Kelley.
Timelines, information and Forms for Neighborhood Associations Sponsoring a Clean-up Site
Timeline & Other Requirements (only NPNS approved organizations)
Metro Disposal Voucher (only NPNS approved organizations)
Final Clean-up Report Form (only NPNS approved organizations)
Clean-up Invoice Template (only NPNS approved organizations)
Several Livability Teams have formed in the NPNS district. With financial and staff support from NPNS and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, neighbors gather on a regular basis to clean up trash and remove graffiti. After each clean-up, neighbors gather for food and conversation. To find out how you can participate in your neighborhood, contact NPNS Project Manager Doretta Schrock.
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement offers resources for reporting and removing graffiti. Learn more about the ONI Graffiti Removal Program.