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Starting January 1, 2015, you can recycle your computer “peripherals” – keyboards and mice – as well as desktop printers
Did you give someone a new gadget this holiday? Or did you receive something shiny and new yourself? Oregon E-Cycles offers options to recycle old electronics and the program expanded on January 1, 2015.
Computers, monitors and TVs are not allowed in curbside garbage and cannot be disposed of at landfills or incinerators.
Starting January 1, 2015, you can recycle your computer “peripherals” – keyboards and mice – as well as desktop printers.
Oregon E-Cycles is a free electronics recycling program for old computers, monitors and TVs you no longer need or want. This includes laptops and tablets.
You can recycle a maximum of seven items at a time. There are 270 collection facilities and recyclers throughout the state and several locations in the Portland-metro area.
Reuse and repair is even better
Of course, if your electronics are still in good working order, look for donation options at Find a Recycler. If your gadget needs a repair you might be able to fix with expertise at a local Repair Café event.
Interested in finding a collection site near you?
Call1-888-5-ECYCLE (1-800-532-9253) or find a location online.
Have a question for our Curbside Hotline Operator?
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Planning and Sustainability Commission unanimously recommends plan for future of the area to City Council; public hearing scheduled for Feb. 4, 2015
The future of the Central City’s west side is one step closer to being realized. A new long-range plan to make the area a model of sustainable living, increase business development and employment opportunities, and create greater housing choices for more Portlanders is headed to City Council.
On Dec. 9, 2014, after holding a public hearing and two work sessions, the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission voted unanimously to recommend that City Council adopt a revised West Quadrant Plan. During briefings and work sessions from September through early December, commissioners worked with Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff to revise several sections of the draft, including policies, actions and/or targets related to affordable housing, environmental protection, livability and the Willamette River.
On Feb. 4, 2015, the City Council will hold a public hearing on a non-binding resolution to adopt the West Quadrant Plan. The content of the adopted plan will be integrated with other elements into a comprehensive Central City 2035 Plan (CC2035), which will be the subject of public hearings before both the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council in 2016.
The public is invited to testify on the Recommended Draft Plan at the City Council hearing.
Public Hearing, West Quadrant Plan – Testimony Welcome
February 4, 2014, 2 p.m.
Portland City Council
Council Chambers (City Hall, 2nd Floor)
1221 SW 4th Avenue
How to Give Testimony
You can share your feedback on the plan with City Council in several ways:
The West Quadrant Plan is a long-range plan for Central City districts west of the Willamette River, including Downtown, the West End, Goose Hollow, Pearl, Old Town/Chinatown, South Waterfront and South Downtown/University. This plan will be integrated with the N/NE Quadrant and SE Quadrant plans to become a comprehensive long-range plan for Portland’s city center, which will be adopted as an amendment to the city’s new Comprehensive Plan.
Vote for 2015 PSC Officer Slate; Energy Performance in Portland's Commercial Buildings; Comprehensive Plan Update; Proposed Amendments to Two URAs; Zoning Code Amendment for Hazardous Substances in the Environmental Overlay Zone
An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer.dll/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_class=uri_7223&count&rows=50.
Planning and Sustainability Commission to discuss decision-making, Centers and Corridors, non-conforming situations, split zoning and more
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has published a set of Comprehensive Plan staff reports in preparation for the Jan. 27, 2015, Planning and Sustainability Commission work session. The reports include staff-recommended amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft, in response to public testimony received to date.
The first reports available for public review are:
Staff reports or memos for subsequent PSC work sessions will be available approximately two weeks prior to each one.
Work Session #1
The January 27 work session will be held at 1900 SW 4th Ave, Rm 2500. The meeting starts at 3 p.m., and the final agenda will be posted on the PSC calendar approximately one week before the meeting. The public is invited to attend; however, this is a work session for commissioners, so no public testimony will be taken during this or any other work session.
The PSC will, however, accept written comments on the Proposed Draft until March 13, 2015. Community members are encouraged to review the work session schedule and send their comments about a particular topic to the commission at least eight days before that issue will be discussed. This will allow commissioners time to review relevant testimony before each meeting.
Code amendments would address design review, neighborhood contact requirements, shed roof heights, floor area use clarification and more
Regulatory improvement code amendment packages (RICAP) are intended to continually update and improve City building and land use regulations. RICAPs address technical matters and clarifications or refinement of existing adopted policy in typically a one-year revolving work plan. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is now working on the seventh package of code amendments, and a discussion draft is available for Portlanders to review.
The new RICAP 7 Discussion Draft contains 45 items that are being evaluated for possible regulatory improvement, per community requests submitted via the Regulatory Improvement Request (RIR) Database. Comments from the public on the Discussion Draft are welcome through Feb. 27, 2015.
Project staff will hold an open house on Feb. 10, 2015, from 5 – 7 p.m. to answer questions about the RICAP 7 Discussion Draft. The open house will be in the Development Services Building, 1900 SW 4thAve, Room 7A (7th floor). Staff will also be reviewing the Discussion Draft with the neighborhood coalitions; check the project calendar for more information.
Summary of Potential Amendments
Many of the items in the Discussion Draft reflect simple code corrections or clarifications to ensure that regulations are implemented consistent with the original policy intent. Three items resulted in no proposed amendment after Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff researched and analyzed the issue. The remaining items include either minor policy or more substantive changes to:
The comment period for the Discussion Draft ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.
Staff will incorporate comments received on the Discussion Draft into a Proposed Draft, which will be presented to the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) at a public hearing in the spring. The PSC will consider public testimony and then forward a recommendation to City Council for consideration and additional public review before final adoption.