• City of Tacoma QA
  • City of Tacoma Data

Community Cleanup Program

It is important to the City of Tacoma that we have clean and safe neighborhoods where people live, work and play. The City offers several options for keeping your neighborhood clean and free of unwanted debris, 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 within the designated boundaries who live in a residential single-family or duplex home to bring in authorized items and dump for free. 


In 2017, the partnership with neighborhood groups allowed us to have 17 cleanups throughout the city. Removing hundreds of tons of garbage, paper, and unwanted household items from our homes and backyards. The cleanups would not be possible without your support. 


Now Accepting 2018 Community Cleanup Applications

Now that our 2017 Community Cleanup has ended, we are accepting applications for 2018. We have moved up the application timeline to have more opportunities to advertise your community cleanups to our neighborhoods throughout the city. 


Please download or print the 2018 Community Cleanup Application and return it to us by October 27, 2017. NOTE: To complete the fillable PDF form, open above link in Google Chrome or Internet Explorer.


Return Completed Application To:

Neighborhood Enhancement Team - Community Cleanup

747 Market St., Room 108

Tacoma, WA 98402


Applications can also be faxed to (253) 573-2585 or emailed to agibilisco@cityoftacoma.org


If you have any questions please contact Alex Gibilisco, (253) 591-5693.


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 and dump their trash for free. The City is able to offer one cleanup event per neighborhood per year. 

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)

Find additional document shredding event information on the Attorney General's website.

Contact Us
TacomaFIRST 311

Call 311 

(within Tacoma)
(253) 591-5000 
(outside Tacoma)