Tacoma West End, First Creek neighborhood cleanups this month

The City of Tacoma and the West End and First Creek neighborhoods have partnered to schedule fall cleanups for September. Homeowners and renters in single-family and duplex residences in these areas are encouraged to unload unwanted items for free. Details on the cleanup events are as follows: Sat., Sept. 10, West End Neighborhood Council, 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Hunt Middle School, 6501 S. 10th St.; Sat., Sept. 17, First Creek Neighbors, 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Blix Elementary, 1302 E. 38th St. During these cleanups, volunteers and staff from the City will accept items for disposal. All that is required to dump is 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.