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Ratty sofas doomed in Edison

Post by Kathleen Merryman / The News Tribune on April 24, 2009 at 3:11 pm with No Comments »
April 24, 2009 3:11 pm

South Tacoma’s Edison Neighborhood will hold its fourth annual cleanup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

This is cause for tons of rejoicing among activists who have coordinated the event with the City of Tacoma. The city will provide the containers and haul them away for free.

Here’s how it works: Residents of single-family homes or duplexes between South 56th and 66th streets between Oakes and Washington streets can bring their pesky junk to Edison Elementary School, 5830 S, Pine St., and have it hauled away for free. They must also bring a proof of residence. A driver’s license or utility bill will do the trick.

Volunteers will help recycle, and Tacoma Goodwill will be there to rescue items that still have life in them. Goodwill also can recycle televisions and computers.

Some stuff can’t be accepted: Cars, motorcycles, boats, campers, canopies, trailers, RVs, whole or in pieces. Business materials. Household garbage. Liquids, paints, hazardous waste, dead animals riding mowers and oil-based products.

Volunteers are welcome to go on trash patrol and help haul for folks who are physically unable to do so. Andy Mordhorst is coordinating the assistance. Call him at 253-475-8416.

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