Residents in many areas of City Council District No. 1 will have the opportunity to help spruce up their neighborhood on Saturday, June 23rd during a free Community Cleanup event.

District No. 1 boundaries are areas east of North 1st Street and east of North Front Street.

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Volunteers will be driving pickup trucks through the neighborhood from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 23rd to help collect unwanted items free of charge.

Household garbage must be left at the curbside by 8:00 am on Saturday, June 23rd. It must be bagged or boxed. Residents in those areas can also bring their items to a temporary disposal site located at the Together Church parking lot, 509 N. 4th Street.

Residents are encouraged to organize volunteer neighborhood cleanup teams. Call 248-2291, ext. 102 or e-mail outreach@together.church to sign-up and organize a cleanup team.

No commercial waste, construction or demolition debris, concrete, or hazardous waste will be accepted.

Each household will be limited to no more than four tires (passenger car and small truck tires only). No household hazardous waste will be accepted during the cleanup event. However, the Terrace Heights landfill has a program that accepts household hazardous waste for free.

The City’s Refuse Division provided a community cleanup earlier this year in April for a portion of District No. 5. That outreach resulted in the removal of 20 tons of garbage from those particular neighborhoods.

Call the City of Yakima Refuse Division at 576-6739 for more information about waste collection.