The 2022 Annual City-Wide Cleanup of Public Lands was held on Saturday, April 30. With over 600 volunteers we removed over 14,000 lbs. of trash in Juneau - thank you Capitol Recycling and Disposal !
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2022 Cleanup Details follow:
Bag sites were open on Saturday, April 30, from 8 am - 10 am, and Litter Free provided bags, (yellow= trash, green = recycle aluminum, plastic, tin, NO GLASS!!!), plastic gloves, sign up sheets, and information on the cleanup.
Bag Sites locations included:
Douglas Library / Fire Hall
IGA Foodland Parking Lot
IGA Super Bear
Duck Creek Market
Forbidden Peak Brewery in Auke Bay
Sunny Point - Branta St. (SEALT and Coastal Code Wetlands Cleanup.)
At the bag sites we directed 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 event was supported through a generous donation of Capital Recycling and Disposal to accept trash, so it is was not a time for people to unload their personal trash. 🙂
Litter Free coordinates the many volunteer trucks/drivers that pick up the bags and haul them to the landfill. To help the drivers, those picking up trash must 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. Check out the map below to see the pick up route. If you see stray bags after the cleanup, contact email@example.com to coordinate a pickup.
Litter Free works in coordination with many groups:
Coastal CODE: The Alaskan Brewing Co. supports the Coastal CODE program and invited cleanup volunteers to join them at 8:00 am at the pullout near Sunny Point just beyond the Egan Drive underpass. See the Coastal Code website for more information: https://alaskanbeer.com/community/
The Southeast Alaska Land Trust (SEALT): invited volunteers to organize at Sunny Point near Branta Drive starting at 8:00am. Discovery Southeast was on hand to provide activities for kids. Northstar Helicopters was on call pending the need to airlift heavy trash from the wetlands for pickup and transfer to the landfill by volunteer drivers. For more information about the Juneau Community Wetlands Cleanup, please go to: https://www.southeastalaskalandtrust.org/get-involved/upcoming-events/juneau-community-wetlands-cleanup/
Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition hosted a bag site at the Duck Creek Market and provided 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.alaskawatershedcoalition.org/
friends of Recycling volunteers were at the landfill from to sort the recyclables. This is a dirty job and these volunteers get a good workout - thank you friends!!!
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!