Have some old batteries around the house you dont want to toss in the trash because theyre toxic? Are piles of Styrofoam or burned-out TVs gathering dust around the house because you cant bear to throw them away?
Community Recycling offers a chance to recycle or dispose of those and other items that cant be put in curbside buckets.
The next event takes place at St. Luke Church, 4595 S.W. California St., in Southwest Portland, on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Residents can dispose of Styrofoam, lightbulbs, CFL bulbs, plastics with numbers 1 to 7 on them, bulky rigid plastics, corks, ink cartridges, dead batteries, blown string lights, broken cords, expired electronics, fried TVs, toasted CPUs, appliances and other metals, and even some soft plastics.
The all-volunteer effort gladly accepts donations but does not charge for the service. Suggested donation is $2 for households and $5 for businesses.
Similar events are scheduled for June 4 and Oct. 1 at the same time and place.
Community Recycling is a project of green-minded congregants at St. Luke Lutheran Church, in cooperation with Free Geek and several school and other church green teams.