First Creek neighbors, Puyallup Tribe host neighborhood clean-up Sept. 19

The Puyallup Tribe, First Creek neighbors and the City of Tacoma have partnered to host a neighborhood clean up on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The First Creek neighborhood runs from Interstate 5 to East 38th St. between E. ‘N’ Street and east of the city limits. Homeowners and renters in single-family and duplex residences in this area are encouraged to remove junk and beautify their property as part of the collaborative neighborhood cleaning.

Volunteers and staff from the City will accept items for disposal at the parking lots behind the Tribal Administration Building, 3009 Portland Ave. All that is required to dump is a proof of residence in the First Creek area such as a driver’s license or current utility bill, or your Tribal ID if you are a member of the Native American community of the Puyallup Reservation.

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

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Allyson Griffith at or call (253) 591-5119. For more information about the neighborhood or the cleanup, visit .