The fourth annual city-wide cleanup will have 24 locations around Tacoma. It is sponsored by the Community Council of Tacoma and all eight neighborhood councils, including the Central Neighborhood Council.
Read more below or visit the LitterFree253 Facebook page.
When: Saturday, April 22 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Where: Four sites in the Central Neighborhood -
Register to pick up litter in an area you choose in the Central Neighborhood or any of the 24 locations around town.
Visit the LitterFree253 Registration page to sign up and read more information about the event.
The LitterFree253 map shows all 24 sites. You can also clean a site not listed. Just pick up supplies from a Litter Leader and return the filled trash bags to the designated trash bin.
Each site will have a Litter Leader and a large city trash bin where you can drop your trash bags when they are full. Once you sign in with the Litter Leader, you will receive:
The “buddy system” - work in teams of two or three to maximize safety.
Children - need to be accompanied and supervised by their parents.
Hazards - Be aware of your surroundings and potential hazards such as passing cars, hazardous tree branches, blackberry bush thorns, etc.
Sharp objects - Pick up sharp objects only with a litter grabber and place them in a plastic Sharps Container with a lid.
No dogs - For this event, organizers discourage bringing dogs, except for service animals.
Illegal dumping – report illegal dumping, graffiti, tires, animal carcasses and other hazardous materials to the litter leader.
Keep clean – Use your hand sanitizer
Dispose of your tied, filled bags in the designated City dumpster near your meet up site. Find your Litter Leader to return any unused supplies. Collect your surprise provided by the Litter Leader as a thank you for your hard work!
Get a good photo? Litter Free 253 organizers would like your favorite photos from the event. Email them to LitterFree253@gmail.com
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