Northeast neighborhoods plan spring cleanup April 28

Hillyard, Bemiss and Whitman neighborhoods are having their annual spring cleaning on April 28.

The neighborhoods partner with Rebuilding Together Spokane, Serve Spokane and Spokane Housing Authority to help residents who need assistance with raking and hauling.

The cleanup runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and trash bins will be ready in the parking lot at Shaw Middle School. These bins are reserved for organizations working on the spring cleanup.

Tires, car batteries, hazardous materials, large furniture, appliances, mattresses and box springs cannot be dropped off.

Individuals can get $25 dump passes on the day of the cleanup, but they must provide proof of residence within the Hillyard, Bemiss or Whitman neighborhoods.

Neighborhood boundaries are approximately: Francis Avenue to the north, Illinois Avenue to the south, Crestline Street to the west and Ferrall Street to the east.

If there’s extra space in the trash bins toward the end of the day, individual neighbors may fill that up, and those who receive dump passes are encouraged to combine loads with neighbors.

Residents with dump passes who make their own trips to the Waste to Energy Plant are responsible for any dump fee exceeding $25; if the fee is less than $25, nothing is owed.

To volunteer, call Mike Rapp at (509) 939-5244.

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