South End, East Side residents plan neighborhood cleanup

The South End-Eastside Neighborhood Alliance, which includes the area from Sheridan Avenue to Yakima Avenue between I-5 and 43rd and from Sheridan Street to E. F Street between 43rd and 64th streets, will be hosting a neighborhood cleanup on May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homeowners or renters in single-family or duplex homes in this area are encouraged to toss the junk and beautify their property as part of the collaborative neighborhood cleaning.

Volunteers and staff from the City will be accepting items for disposal at Lincoln High School, Mann Elementary School and Fawcett Elementary School. All that is required to dump items is a proof of residence such as a driver’s license or current utility bill.

Items that can not be dumped include material from a business; cars, motorcycles, campers or boat parts; truck canopies, trailers, boats or RV vehicles; daily household garbage; liquids, paints and other oil-based products; hazardous waste; riding mowers; and animal carcasses.

A massive cleanup requires the work of many. 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