Edison neighborhood hosts second annual clean up effort

Tacoma’s Edison neighborhood, located from South 56th to South 66th streets and Washington to Oakes streets, will host its second annual clean up for residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 28 at Edison Elementary School, 5830 S. Pine St. This effort is a part of Edison’s partnership with the City of Tacoma’s Community Based Services program.

The clean up is an opportunity for only those Edison neighbors living within the boundaries defined above to get rid of items including trash, televisions, metals, up to three large items (i.e. appliances, furniture), four tires per household, computers and monitors and lawn equipment (emptied of all fluids). Items such as food waste, rock, concrete, yard waste, sod, dirt, hot water heaters, bricks, building or remodeling materials and hazardous waste (paint, motor oil, antifreeze, etc.) will not be accepted.

Attendees will need to provide a driver’s license or a utility bill as proof of residency in the Edison neighborhood and should enter at the south end parking lot off of 60th Street.

Those who are physically unable to transport unwanted items should contact Mary Beth Riggs at (253) 591-5160. Volunteer trucks will be roaming the neighborhood to aid individuals who need help loading items. For large items that can’t be hauled, contact the City’s Call-2-Haul program at (253) 573-2468 to see if you qualify. Expect a three-to-four week wait for Call-2-Haul pick up. Hazardous waste, including chemicals, pesticides, motor oil and paint, can be taken free of charge to the Hazardous Waste Facility at the Tacoma Landfill, 3510 S. Mullen St. For more information on hazardous waste disposal, call (253) 591-5418.

For more information on the Community Based Services program, visit cityoftacoma.org/cbs.