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Environmental Services (solid waste, surface water, wastewater utilities) protects and restores natural resources, keeping our city clean, safe and livable through garbage and recycling pickup, wastewater treatment, household hazardous waste disposal, protection from stormwater pollution -- and much more.
Environmental Services Overview (PDF)
Solid Waste Management provides garbage, recycling and yard waste services for single-family residential homes, multi-family units and commercial businesses. The utility also operates a full-service landfill, with a recycling center and household hazardous waste collection facility, as well as a residential bulk item collection service, Call-2-Haul.
The water that leaves our streets, yards and driveways flows directly -- untreated - to lakes, streams, rivers and Puget Sound. That's why Surface Water Management concentrates on preventing pollution before it reaches our waters and restoring sites already affected by industry and urbanization. Surface Water Management Manual | 2008 NPDES Annual Report Summary | Stormwater Management Program | Street sweeping
Wastewater Management operates two wastewater treatment plants, cleans billions of gallons of wastewater each year and maintains more than 700 miles of sewer pipe to ensure only clean water is released into Commencement Bay. What to do when it floods | Sewer Conservation Loan Program | What not to flush | Grease goes in the garbage | Septic Amnesty Program | Inflow & Infiltration Removal Program
TAGRO lawn and garden products will give you better results while helping to reuse community resources and protect the environment. You can choose City of Tacoma's TAGRO Mix or TAGRO Potting Soil to serve all of your gardening needs -- indoors and out.
The City of Tacoma EnviroHouse is the Puget Sound's only permanent green model home offering visitors a way to see and touch a wide variety of green building and sustainable living products. Whether you're planning a full remodel or simply need to replace an old appliance, the EnviroHouse features more than 150 "green" interior, exterior and landscape ideas.
The City of Tacoma EnviroChallenger program features two educators who visit Tacoma's second through eighth grade classrooms and teach students FREE lessons about taking care of the environment. Lesson topics include a mix of science, social responsibility and fun! The EnviroChallenger educators also attend more than 30 community events each year. EnviroKids | The 5 Rs
Join efforts to help make Tacoma a clean and sutainable city. Whether you are an individual or member of a community group, you are part of the solution. Make-A-Splash Grant Program | Environmental Services Sponsorship Program | Clean Bay Car Wash Kits | Curb Marking | Community Gardens
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