The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
City partners with local neighborhoods on cleanup efforts

The City of Tacoma’s 2013 neighborhood cleanup schedule is now available at Single-family and duplex homeowners and renters in participating neighborhoods, who are interested in removing unsightly debris and beautifying their properties, are encouraged to take part in this joint effort.

“We’ve had great success with these cleanups,” said Assistant City Manager Tansy Hayward, who also leads the City’s Neighborhood and Community Services Department. “In 2012, the City of Tacoma – in partnership with various neighborhood groups – hosted 18 cleanups and hauled away 472 tons of garbage. As important, these cleanups provide a way for our residents to build community and help create a safer, cleaner Tacoma.”

All that is required to discard debris and other unwanted items is proof of neighborhood residence, such as a driver’s license or current utility bill. Items that cannot be discarded as part of this effort 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.

Those interested in supporting an upcoming neighborhood cleanup as a volunteer can contact Allyson Griffith with the Neighborhood and Community Services Department’s Community Based Services Division at or (253) 591-5119.