It is important to the City of Tacoma to have clean and safe neighborhoods where people want to live, work and play. For this reason, the City offers several options for keeping your neighborhood clean and bright, one of which is our Community Cleanup Program. If you see that several properties in your neighborhood might be in need of a little sprucing up or if you or your neighbors have some stuff you keep meaning to take to the dump, well, here’s your chance.
The Community Cleanup Program is an event where the City brings dumpsters out to a spot in your neighborhood and invites neighbors living in a residential single-family or duplex home to bring their junk and dump for free. If this sounds like something your neighborhood needs - and you can help to organize the event and know some volunteers who would be willing to help out - fill out an application and return it to the City.
Should you have any questions or want information on other ways you can help to keep your neighborhood clean, please call (253) 591- 5119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2012, the City of Tacoma in partnership with various neighborhood groups hosted 18 cleanups and hauled away 472 tons of garbage.Think your neighborhood needs some cleaning? Look below for information on how to apply for a cleanup and when we will be in your neighborhood.
What is a Community Cleanup?
Community cleanups are events where the City brings several dumpsters to a specified location in your neighborhood and invites residential customers to come an dump their trash for free.The City is able to offer one cleanup event per neighborhood per year.
How do I apply?
When is my neighborhood going to have a cleanup?
Applications are currently open for the 2013 calendar year, a schedule should be finalized and posted in February 2013.
What kind of stuff can I bring?
The City accepts almost anything at community cleanups (including tires and scrap metal!) but there are a few things we can’t take:
· Items from businesses
· Car, motorcycle, camper or boat parts
· Truck canopies, trailers, boats or RV vehicles
· Daily household garbage (Items that go in the kitchen garbage can)
· Animal carcasses
· Roofing/construction material
· Vegetation (always free at the landfill!)
· Hazardous waste (always free at the landfill!)
Other Opportunities to Clean Up
The City does have other opportunities for you to keep your neighborhood clean; for more information on our Adopt-A-Spot or blue ticket programs, please call (235) 591-5119.