SE Uplift Community Collection Events (CCE) Program Says Goodbye!

All events scheduled for Spring 2020 have been canceled and SE Uplift will no longer staff, host, or fund events through the CCE Program.
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The CCE Program has been a successful and beloved partnership with 7 neighborhood coalitions, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), Metro, community organizations, and YOU, our community volunteers.
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SE Uplift is thankful and will remain forever in awe of the partnerships built and the incomparable volunteerism of our neighborhood clean-up coordinators for over a decade!
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If your neighborhood is concerned about the disposing of bulky waste  in place of bringing it to community collection events, go here or here .

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What’s Next For CCE & What Do We Know Now?

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is adjusting to meet the most urgent needs of Portlanders, while moving projects forward through the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council.

The decision about Community Collection Events is a response to immediate budget constraints and the availability of bulky disposal options through Metro’s transfer sites and through nonprofit organizations and social service agencies that accept a wide range of usable goods and pick up donated materials throughout the year.
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BPS recognizes the leadership of the many passionate neighborhood volunteers that have made these events a success.
Thanks to your dedication, over the last 18 months, these events collected 376 tons of mixed waste, and diverted over 3,000 items for reuse citywide. BPS will continue to educate community about proper disposal and bulky waste resources.
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To find out more about how the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is adapting to COVID-19, click here .
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SE Uplift Coalition Totals for 2019! Wow, You Are Impressive! 
For more information about Community Collection Events Program, contact Mireaya Medina at Mireaya@seuplift.org