City hosts neighborhood cleanups April 30

The Jennie Reed, Whitman and Lincoln neighborhoods and the City of Tacoma will host a neighborhood cleanup April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Jennie Reed Elementary School, 1802 S. 36th St. The cleanup is specifically for those who live within the neighborhood from Interstate-5 to Thompson Avenue and from Interstate-5 to South 48th Street.

Homeowners and renters in single-family and duplex residences in this area are encouraged to unload unwanted items for free April 30 as part of the collaborative neighborhood cleaning.

Volunteers and staff from the City will accept items for disposal at Jennie Reed Elementary School. All that is required to dump is a proof of residence such as a driver’s license or current utility bill.

Items that can’t be dumped include: material from a business; cars, motorcycles, campers or boat parts; truck canopies, trailers, boats or recreational vehicles; daily household garbage; hazardous waste; riding mowers; and animal carcasses.

A massive cleanup requires the work of many, if you are interested in volunteering call Allyson Griffith with Community Based Services at (253) 591-5119. If you’re passionate about a particular issue that is affecting your neighborhood, visit to register to attend a Safe and Clean workshop on April 28 and May 5.