PORTLAND, Ore. – Workers who pick up garbage in downtown Portland saw far more needles, trash, biohazards and graffiti in 2016 compared to 2015, according to new data released by the organization Clean and Safe.
Clean and Safe and another nonprofit cleaning group, Portland Mall Management Inc., pick up garbage in an approximately 3-square-mile area between Portland State University and the Broadway Bridge. They’re funded by downtown businesses and city bureaus, and last year spent a combined $1,803,770 picking up bags of trash, biohazards such as human waste, hypodermic needles and cleaning graffiti in downtown Portland.
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