Juneau Litter Free Clean Up Day coming up Saturday

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The annual city-wide clean up day is this coming Saturday, May 1.

    The event is sponsored by Juneau Litter Free of which Laurie Sica is one of the officers.

    She said on Action Line that bags will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. at Douglas Fire Hall, Duck Creek Market, Western Auto, Super Bear, Fred Meyer, Foodland, and Forbidden Peak Brewery.

    Yellow bags for trash and green bags for recyclables which include aluminum, plastic, and tin, but not glass,  along with plastic gloves, sign-up sheets, and information on the cleanup will be available at the sites.

    Trash pick-up is limited to public areas.  The wetlands cleanup sponsored by Seal Trust and Coastal CODE is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon.  The staging area for that effort will be at Sunny Point.

    People are asked to place their bags along a major roadway by 2 p.m. for pickup.

    Sica says they typically collect between 20,000 to 30,000 pounds of trash each year, although she expects a record will be set this year since the pandemic resulted in the cancellation of last year's event.




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