Neighborhoods host collaborative cleanup June 26

On June 26, various neighborhoods and the City of Tacoma will host a neighborhood cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The dump your junk cleanup is specifically for those who live in the following neighborhoods:

— Jennie Reed and Lincoln West (I-5 to Thompson Avenue between I-5 and S. 38th St.)

— Whitman (S. 38th St. to 43rd Street between Sheridan and Yakima avenues)

— Whitman, Mann, Stewart, Spring Hill and Four Star (43rd to 56th streets between Sheridan Avenue and the railroad tracks west of McKinley Avenue)

— Alling Park, Park Avenue and Stewart Heights (56th to 64th streets between Alaska Street and Mckinley Avenue)

Homeowners and renters in single-family and duplex residences in this area are encouraged to remove junk and beautify their property on June 26 as part of the collaborative neighborhood cleaning.

Volunteers and staff from the City will accept items for disposal at the following free dump locations:

— Fawcett Elementary School (162 E. 60th St.)

— Jennie Reed Elementary School (1802 S. 36th St.)

— Mann Elementary School (1002 S. 52nd St.)

All that is required to dump is a proof of residence in the neighborhood 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.

A massive cleanup requires the work of many, if you are interested in volunteering call Allyson Griffith with Community Based Services at (253) 591-5119 or e-mail For more information about Community Based Services, visit .