PDX Index: Spring Cleaning
2.6 MILLION POUNDS OF TRASH removed from beaches and riversides, since 1984, by SOLV (Sustaining Oregon’s Legacy by Volunteering) in its twice-yearly efforts. SOLV’s Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup takes place along the coast on March 26.
200 Vintage vacuums on display in the VACUUM MUSEUM at Stark’s on NE Grand Avenue
$0 Cost to RECYCLE AN OLD CELL PHONE at any of the 16 Multnomah County Library Branches
1,317 Cell phones RECYCLED AT COUNTY LIBRARIES in the last year
$500 Fine for ILLEGAL DUMPING (NOT INCLUDING THE COST OF CLEANUP)
2,761 Pounds of POSTCONSUMER WASTE generated, on average, per Oregonian in 2008