First Creek neighborhood cleanup Saturday

On Sept. 18, the City of Tacoma, Puyallup Tribe and First Creek neighbors will join forces to host a neighborhood cleanup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who live in this area to create a cleaner, safer neighborhood.

Members of the Native American community of the Puyallup Reservation, homeowners and renters in single-family and duplex residences who live between Interstate 5 and East 38th Street, between East N Street and the east city limits, can unload unwanted items between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind the Tribal Administration Building located at 3009 E. Portland Ave.

All that is required to dump is a proof of residence in the neighborhood such as a driver’s license or current utility bill or if you’re a member of the Puyallup Tribe, bring your tribal identification.

The City will have a mobile hazardous waste unit on-hand to dispose of household hazardous waste items. Quantities turned in are limited to a total of 30 gallons or less. 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; riding mowers; and animal carcasses.

A massive cleanup requires the work of many. If you are interested in volunteering, call (253) 474-7083. For more information about Community Based Services, visit .