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
404 Number of area recyclers that accept everything from ABANDONED CAR PARTS to ZEBRASTRIPED SOFAS. Contact Metro. org for details.