Beaverton goes green

June 1, 2012 by  

Beaverton will be hosting its annual Recycling day tomorrow, June 2, at 3950 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, corner of Rose Biggi Ave and Millikan Way, which was formerly the Westgate Site, in Beaverton, Oregon. Volunteers participating in this big clean-up day have the option of working two different shifts, which are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This event is organized by the Beaverton Neighborhood Association Committees in partnership with the City of Beaverton and the Beaverton Committee for Citizen Involvement. As part of the recycling program, a brochure is provided, outlining items that will be collected. Garbage, hazardous waste, commercial loads, and yard debris will not be picked up.

This is a fundraising activity for the Neighborhood Association Committee, with each neighborhood having its own program. Volunteers are required to assist people with unloading vehicles, guiding traffic, and many other aspects of the day. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, with parental consent if under 18. On the day, food donations are being accepted to assist families in need and much of the recycled material collected will be directed to Oregon recyclers in the area. Last year, 1,205 vehicles were unloaded of plastics, electronics, and scrap metals and an impressive 1,320 pounds of food were collected and donated to Sunshine Pantry for area families.

Flyer printing and banner printing was probably used to advertise and promote this event in the community. For additional information, or to register as a volunteer, please contact the Beaverton Recycling and Garbage Program contact, Jason Wachs, at 503-526-2543.