By Heather Waisanen

Kerns/Buckman Neighborhood Clean-Up 2015 is April 18 from 9 am – noon at Hinson Baptist Church – 1137 SE 20th

Neighbors can spring clean their homes and yards and bring any unwanted items to the Kerns and Buckman Neighborhood Associations’ annual clean up. There will also be a free pile of good, usable items that anyone may take home with them.

Accepted materials: bulky waste, yard debris, metal, tires and e-waste (including computers, cellphones, LCD monitors, printers and others).

Not accepted: alkaline batteries*, lithium car batteries, lights, hazardous waste, paint**, concrete, dirt, Styrofoam peanuts, fluorescent bulbs, or anything flammable.

[*This year we are unable to accept alkaline batteries. (AA, AAA, etc)

**Paint cans without lids and dried paint are acceptable.]

Donation: $15 – 40 depending on load.

Money raised goes toward the costs of the clean-up and also neighborhood events for the Kerns and Buckman neighborhood associations.

We will also be doing curbside pickups for the disabled.  Curbside pickup contact: 503.482.8252

The event is brought to you by neighborhood volunteers and sponsored by SOLV and Metro. We couldn’t do what we do without the help of volunteers. Many thanks to volunteers from Benson and Central Catholic High Schools and Norse Hall/Sons of Norway. They will be sorting items brought into the clean up, as well as picking up trash around the Kerns and Buckman neighborhoods. We can always use more volunteers to help with the day’s efforts. Individuals interested in assisting may contact us via email or phone at  kernsna@gmail.com or call 503.758.4173.

April Neighborhood Association meeting is Wednesday, April 15 from 6 – 8 pm at the Pacific Crest Community School, at NE 29th & Davis St. Agendas are posted one week before the meeting on our website, Facebook and Nextdoor.com. Meetings are open to anyone – residents, property and business owners and food is provided. Interested in being on the agenda? Contact kernsna@gmail.com.

More information on Kerns Neighborhood Association events can be found at: www.kernspdx.org.