Residents in many areas of City Council District 1 will have the opportunity to help spruce up their neighborhood this Saturday (June 23) during a free community cleanup event.

District 1's boundaries are areas east of North First Street and east of North Front Street.

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Volunteers will be driving pickup trucks through the neighborhood from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday to help collect unwanted items free of charge.

Household garbage must be left at the curbside by 8 a.m. and it must be bagged or boxed. Residents in those areas can also bring their items to a temporary disposal site at the Together Church parking lot, 509 N. Fourth St.

Residents are encouraged to organize volunteer neighborhood cleanup teams. Call 248-2291, Ext. 102 or email 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 for a portion of District 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.