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2019 Community Cleanup Schedule Announced

View the 2019 community cleanup schedule. You may also search for your community cleanup by typing your address in the search box of the map feature below.


About Community Cleanups

The Community Cleanup Program is partnership between the City and neighborhood groups. The program provides:

  • One cleanup opportunity per year to each neighborhood.
  • Opportunity for residents and neighborhood groups to come together to take trash out of their neighborhood.
  • Dumpsters are delivered to pre-determined designated sites on cleanup day.
  • Neighborhood Volunteers and City staff are on site to assist residents during drop off of materials.
  • Tacoma Residents who live in single-family or duplex homes are eligible to participate in the program for FREE.

Volunteer at your Community Cleanup

The community cleanup program would not be possible without community volunteers. If you'd like to get to know your neighbors and improve your neighborhood, consider volunteering! Contact the City coordinator for details.


Paper Shredding Services

Paper shredding services will be available at 10 of the 15 community cleanup events. If your event does not have shredding services but you would like to participate, you are able to attend a different community cleanup for shredding services only. 


Check the cleanup schedule to see where shredding services are available. 


Find Your 2019 Community Cleanup


Frequently Asked Questions


What items are not accepted?

We are not able to collect:

  • Items from businesses
  • Car, motorcycle, camper or boat parts
  • Truck canopies, trailers, boats, or recreational vehicles
  • Daily household garbage (items that can go in the kitchen garbage can)
  • Animal carcasses
  • Roofing/construction material
  • Vegetation (always free at the landfill)
  • Hazardous waste (always free at the landfill)

What documentation do I bring for check-in?

To verify your address, we need one of the following:

  • Identification showing your current address
  • The invitation postcard mailed to your home (arrives approximately two weeks prior to the cleanup)
  • Other mail or utility bill that verifies your address

Can I participate if I live outside of a community cleanup boundary?

If your home address does not have a community cleanup assigned, call the City coordinator for help. The City may add you to the list of eligible addresses for a different cleanup.


Please note that only City of Tacoma residents living in single family homes or duplexes will qualify to be added to a cleanup.

Is there a limit on the number of trips I can make to the cleanup?

No. You may make as many trips as necessary during the scheduled event. It is important that all items brought to the cleanup are from personal use (not business use) at the qualifying address.

Will I have help unloading items that I bring to the cleanup?

Attendees are expected to be able to unload their own items, but volunteers are often available to assist. We recommend that you bring someone who can help you unload your items if you are unable to do so yourself.

Contact Us

Alex Gibilisco

(253) 591-5693