May is neighborhood clean-up month in Tacoma

The City of Tacoma and various neighborhoods have partnered to schedule a number of spring clean-ups for the month of May. Homeowners and renters in single-family and duplex residences in these areas are encouraged to unload unwanted items for free. The clean-up schedule is as follows: May 14, Northeast Tacoma at Meeker Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; May 21, Larchmont, Fern Hill, Blueberry Park, Spooner Tract and Pac West at Taylor’s Auctions, 215 S. 84th St. from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and May 21, Pac/Yak, Park Avenue, Alling Park, East Wapato and Hillsdale at 6511 S. C St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During these cleanups, volunteers and staff from the City will accept items for disposal. All that is required to dump is a 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.