The annual Spring Cleanup is a self-haul event that gives residents the opportunity to recycle/dispose of unwanted items from their residences. The event is set up to collect and recycle cellular phones, cardboard and scrap metals, while accepting donations for charitable organizations, and disposing of unwanted items (subject to limitations listed in this article).
Spring Cleanup requires the coordinated assistance of roughly 100 volunteers, Boy Scouts, vendors and town staff. This year the cleanup is being held on the weekend of April 16 & 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Public Works (1030 Roe Street). The event is for Town residents and Steilacoom Sewer Utility customers only; no commercial haulers, landscapers, contractors, etc. You will be asked to show resident identification in the form of a current utility bill or driver’s license to enter the event; please be prepared to do so.
Waiting times can easily exceed 1 hour. In fairness to others waiting in line, please limit the size of your load to a pickup truck or 4’X8’ trailer. As always, your assistance in unloading your vehicle is requested and appreciated. Safety is our number one concern; be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Disposal and recycling requirements mean we must limit the types of items we can accept. Due to page limitations, the following list is not all-inclusive. Please call Public Works (581-1912) before the event if you have questions; you will be asked to take back unacceptable items.
NO TV’s, computers, computer monitors, laptops, vegetation, yardwaste, dirt, rocks, sod, stumps, bricks, chunks of concrete, roofing materials, propane tanks, quantities of construction materials or items with a compressor (like freezers, refrigerators). No tires, on or off the rim, or hazardous materials. No mixtures of vegetation with disposables and no household garbage (such as food wastes). The Town has the right to refuse unacceptable materials.
Please load your vehicle properly with acceptable materials as follows: disposables, scrap metals, charitable items and then cardboard. Items will be unloaded in reverse order.
Phones and chargers will be collected at the I.D. Check
Empty and flatten boxes. No Styrofoam peanuts, food-contaminated, foil-covered, or wax-coated boxes.
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Accepts usable furniture,
small household items, clothing, sporting equipment, toys, bicycles, etc.
No refrigerators or other items with compressors. No propane tanks – take them directly to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility located at the entrance to the Tacoma Landfill. For information call 591-5418.
Computers, monitors, and TV’s recycled for FREE at Lakewood GOODWILL 6002 Mt. Tacoma Dr SW Information – call 573-1333