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Please, bring the fridge. But leave the carcass

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 29, 2008 at 11:33 am with No Comments »
August 29, 2008 11:33 am

Residents of Tacoma’s East Side are encouraged to clear out their clutter during a community cleanup Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The drop-off location is the parking lot behind the Tacoma Church of Christ at 9201 Pacific Avenue. You must live between McKinley Avenue and South Yakima Avenue and between South 84th and South 96 streets to participate. You will need to show a driver’s license to verify residency.

There are a few exceptions of what they’ll accept: Large items can not be longer than 9 feet and must weigh less than 300 pounds. Freezers and refrigerators must be emptied, and all doors must be taped shut. Furnaces must be free of hazardous materials like asbestos or oil. Tanks must be cleaned and cut in half. Power yard equipment must be cleaned of all oil and gas, and riding mowers won’t be accepted.

And there is a list of items that won’t be accepted, including construction materials, business items, vehicle parts, daily household garbage, oil-based products, recyclable items, yard waste, hazardous waste or animal carcasses.

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