The 2018 community cleanup is slated for Saturday, April 28!
The event is “all day” on Saturday, April 28.
Bag sites will be open from 8 am – 10 am, and will provide bags, (yellow= trash, green = recycle aluminum, plastic, tin, NO GLASS!!!), plastic gloves, sign up sheets, wrist bands to allow entry to the Coastal Code picnic, and information on the cleanup.
Bag Sites locations include:
Douglas Library / Fire
IGA Downtown Parking Lot
Duck Creek Market
Squires Rest Auke Bay
At the bag sites we direct people to clean up anywhere they find trash on PUBLIC property – roads, sidewalks, ditches, streams, beaches, parks, trails, wetlands, etc. We are not authorized to enter private property to do cleanups, and this weekend is supported through the generous donation of Waste Management to accept trash, so it is not a time for people to unload their personal trash. 🙂
Litter Free is working in coordination with many groups:
Coastal Code: the Alaskan Brewery supports the Coastal Code program, which will be organizing cleanup volunteers at 8:00 am at the pullout near Sunny Point just beyond the Egan Drive underpass. Coastal Code will offer free pizza, catered by Forno Rosso Pizzeria, at the Alaskan Brewery on Shaune Drive to cleanup volunteers from 11:30am-1pm only (volunteers must show their wristband) The food truck will be available from 11:30am-4pm to anyone who wants to purchase lunch. Volunteers are welcome to enjoy one free 4oz sample of beer in the Tasting Room. See the Coastal Code website for more information: https://alaskanbeer.com/2018/04/11/coastal-code-cleanup/
The Southeast Alaska Land Trust (SEAL Trust): Volunteers will organize at Sunny Point (7083 Hendrickson Road) and Mendenhall Peninsula (10651 Porter Lane) starting at 8:00am. Trucks will pick up collected trash from the road-side until there is no more trash to pick up. Discovery Southeast will be on hand from 8:00am to 10:00am to provide drop-in activities for kids. Dress to get messy! For more information about the Juneau Community Wetlands Cleanup, please go to: https://goo.gl/8Vq315
Juneau Watershed Partnership will host a bag site at the Duck Creek Market and will have information on how to clean, protect and preserve the many streams and rivers that flow through Juneau, providing for a strong fish habitat. See information on how you can help this effort at: http://www.juneauwatersheds.org/programs/cleanup.html
friends of Recycling volunteers will be at the landfill from Noon to 4:30 pm to sort the recyclables. This is a dirty job and these volunteers get a good workout – thank you friends!!!
Litter Free coordinates the many volunteer trucks/drivers that will pick up the bags and haul them to the landfill. To help the drivers, those picking up trash should be careful to tie off full bags of trash and recyclables, and place them on a MAIN roadway in a location that will be easy for the trucks to pull over safely for pickup. Bags should be out for pickup by 2pm so that the trucks can pick them up and take the to the landfill before it closes. If you see stray bags after the cleanup, contact Laurie Sica at 907-723-0603 to coordinate a pickup.
In 1916, Mayor B.D. Stewart “announced that a cleanup campaign should be inaugurated and that the papers and citizens in general should cooperate in the matter of urging the cleaning up of the entire city.”
As you can see, we’ve been at it now for over 100 years!