City hosts neighborhood spring cleanups

The City of Tacoma and various neighborhoods have partnered to schedule a number of spring cleanups for the month of June. Homeowners and renters in single-family and duplex residences in these areas are encouraged to unload unwanted items for free. Events are planned for Sat., June 11 in the North Slope Historic District (901 N. J St.) from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., and on Sat., June 25 in the Stewart Heights, Hope Heights, Boze, East McKinley, McKinley Railroad neighborhoods from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at First Creek Middle School. During these cleanups, volunteers and staff from the City will accept items for disposal. All that is required to dump is 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. For more information or clarification on neighborhood boundaries, contact Allyson Griffith with Community Based Services at (253) 591-5119.