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Brentwood-Darlington neighbors host annual clean-up

DAVID F. ASHTON - BDNA Board Member and volunteer Derek Covey and event organizer Malcolm Hancock take a break during the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Clean-up. Summerlike weather helped boost the turnout of neighbors discarding bulky waste, and made it more enjoyable for the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) volunteers who hosted a “neighborhood clean-up” event across from Lane Middle School on Saturday, May 7.

“We’ve lots of volunteers here today,” remarked 15-year veteran clean-up organizer, Malcolm Hancock.

“Some other neighborhoods decided not to hold events this year,” Hancock said, “because they were concerned about new regulations enforced by Metro regarding types of building materials we could accept – mostly concerned with keeping asbestos out of our dropboxes.”

However, most of the materials coming in at this one ranged from mattresses to broken furniture, and other discarded household goods.

“Having several people from Multnomah County Community Services here was really helpful,” Hancock said. “If it wasn’t for them, we would not be able to do this.”

BDNA Board Member and volunteer Derek Covey was enthusiastic. “This is a really good way to help keep our neighborhood clean. And, it’s a fund-raiser for our neighborhood activities.”