Clean-up and donation drive in Tumwater first week next month


Tumwater is hosting a clean-up and donation drive on October 7, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Tumwater City Hall.

“Safely discard unused prescriptions and expired medications; shred personal, sensitive, or financial documents; recycle rechargeable devices and batteries; and donate non-perishable food,” the city invited in a press release.

City residents can drive through city hall and have volunteers remove items from their trunk or back of pickup truck that they can discard or donate, namely:

  • DISCARD: Responsibly destroy unused prescriptions or old medications at Tumwater Police Department’s Prescription Drop Box.
  • SHRED: Shred personal, sensitive, or financial documents to protect against identity theft at the LeMay Mobile Shredding, sponsored by O Bee Credit Union. Limit four grocery-size bags or banker boxes per vehicle.
  • DONATE: Donate non-perishable food to help the Thurston County Food Bank and support families in need.
  • RECYCLE: Recycle your electric razor, power tools, cordless vacuum, cellphone, electric toothbrush, cordless mixer, tablet, wireless headphones, or lithium-ion batteries. Only rechargeable devices and rechargeable batteries will be accepted.

Hazardous materials such as chemicals and toxins, however will not be accepted. These can be disposed of at Hazohouse, located at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center at 2420 Hogum Bay Road NE in Lacey. This is a free service for Thurston County residents.

Community members interested in volunteering for this event can register online.


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