It’s time for spring cleaning in the Edison neighborhood (South 56th to South 66th streets, from Oakes to Washington streets). On April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., homeowners in this area are encouraged to toss the junk and beautify their property as part of the 4th annual neighborhood cleanup.
During the event, residents in single family or duplex properties are allowed to haul their garbage to the Edison Elementary School parking lot (5830 S. Pine St.) to have it hauled away for free. All that is required is a proof of residence such as a driver’s license or current utility bill.
Items that can not be dumped include material from a business; cars, motorcycles, campers or boat parts; truck canopies, trailers, boats or RV vehicles; daily household garbage; liquids, paints and other oil-based products; hazardous waste; riding mowers; and animal carcasses.
If you are physically unable to transport items on cleanup day, call Andy Morhorst at (253) 475-8416 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. for assistance; for larger items you are unable to haul, call Call2Haul at (253) 573-2468. Tacoma Goodwill will also be onsite accepting gently used household items including TVs, CPU towers, laptops and monitors which are all part of their E-Cycling program.
A massive cleanup requires the work of many, if you are interested in volunteering, contact Edison neighbor Tilinda Grote at (253) 471-9951. For more information about the Edison neighborhood or the cleanup, visit http://www.i-neighbors.org or http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cbs .