Clean-up, Drop-off 2019

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It's Time, Tumwater!

Annual Clean-up, Drop-off Event

9 a.m. - 1  p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Tumwater City Hall Parking Lot
555 Israel Road SW in Tumwater

Safely discard expired prescription medications; donate gently used clothing and household items, unopened pet food and clean bedding, diapers/pull-ups, bicycles, books; e-cycle computers, laptops and other electronics; and shred personal documents.

It's fast, and it's free.

At Tumwater City Hall volunteers will unload your vehicle, there's no need to get out of your car. Just drive through and drop off.


Responsibly destroy unused prescriptions or old medications at the Tumwater Police Department’s Prescription Drop Box.

Shred personal, sensitive or financial documents to protect against identity theft at the shredding LeMay Mobile Shredding truck, sponsored by O Bee Credit Union. Please limit to 5 grocery size bags or banker size boxes.

Thurston County Public Health Representatives will be at the event with information and to answer questions about properly disposing of hazardous household items both through HazoHouse, Waste Management and other convenient locations throughout Thurston County. This service is free for residents of Thurston County.


If you're not using it, you may not need it. Donate your gently used items and help people right here in our community.

Guidelines for Donations

Each partner organization reserves the right to accept or reject donated items that do not meet their requirements, and to make referrals to other organizations. Partner organizations are accepting the following items:

Intercity Transit Walk N' Roll is accepting new or used bicycles and parts, and gloves for “Earn-a-Bike” program. Learn more about the program on their website

Joint Animal Services of Thurston County will be accepting donations of unopened pet food, pet collars and leashes, new pet toys, and new or gently used dog beds.

Bloodworks Northwest donate blood at the Tumwater Headquarters Fire Station. You can reserve your appointment in advance. For a list of eligibility requirements, visit

Olympic Region Clean Air Agency will provide educational outreach about clean air, outdoor burning regulations and safety precautions.

The Furniture Bank of Thurston County is accepting furniture in clean, gently used condition: Dining tables and chairs; sofas; end tables; dressers; night stands; coffee tables; twin, full, or queen size mattresses; metal bed frames; functioning lamps; and small TV stands.

Thurston County Public Health & Social Services will provide education and resources to those wanting to dispose of hazardous items, on behalf of HazoHouse and Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center.

Tumwater Timberland Regional Library and Friends of the Library is accepting donations of gently used books for all ages that have been printed within the last 10 years. 

Value Village is accepting donations of clothing, purses, shoes, and clean bed and bath linens. Additionally, the E-cycles Program will recycle TVs, computers, monitors, laptops, e-readers, and portable DVD players.

Questions about donations? 

Please contact the partner organization or check their website for more information. The following items will not be accepted:

  • Sharps will not be collected with medications.
  • Trash and yard waste will not be collected at this event.
  • Hazardous materials will not be collected at this event but representatives will be on site to guide you to area recycling locations for such items.

Hazardous Materials

Thurston County Public Health Representatives will be at the event with information and to answer questions about properly disposing of hazardous household items at HazoHouse, Waste Management and other convenient locations in Thurston County.

HazoHouse is located at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center at 2420 Hogum Bay Road NE in Lacey, will accept and properly dispose of chemicals and toxins. This service is free for Thurston County residents.

Volunteers needed!

Interested in being a part of Clean-up, Drop-off? We are looking for people 18 years of age or older to volunteer at this free community event:

  • Directing cars through the drop-off area
  • Managing the shredding area, breaking down boxes
  • Unloading donation items, sorting, and distributing to organizations
  • Distributing water and snacks to participants and staff members
  • Event clean-up: taking down displays, signs, cones after the event

Register to Volunteer

Contact the City Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 252-5424 or for information or to help out at this community event.