The on-going battle to control litter in the Capital City…
Throughout the summer and fall seasons, we enlist the aid of various clubs and organizations to clean up targeted areas. If your club is thinking of a fund raiser, this might be a good one to consider.
Along with other tasks, we offer public education to all members of the community with an emphasis on educating the younger school children.
This is where we employ the services of our fearless, red-caped, super cleaning machine “Captain Clean” to teach good “litter free” habits and participation in recycling.
From visiting family members, to tourists, to State Legislators, we want them to remember the Capital City of Alaska as being a lovely place to visit, both for its natural beauty as well as its clean streets, beaches and public areas. We wish that when they leave, they would like to visit again someday.”
Litter Patrol Coordinator
Three Basic Rules
Do not use plastic sacks or cardboard boxes for garbage.
Use standard garbage containers recommended by the refuse pick-up company.
Keep garbage cans washed out.
Smells attract birds and other animals, including dogs and bears.
Make sure garbage can lid is secure.
Always place cans on a flat surface. Prevent garbage from spilling out when can is tipped over by using bungee cords to hold lids in place.
Bears are attracted to garbage and pose a threat to people’s safety as well as causing a big mess. Birds, especially ravens, have no equal when it comes to spreading litter throughout the borough. Ravens are very intelligent and can figure out how to get the lid off a garbage can in a matter of seconds if it not secured properly.
“Much of our litter problem comes from how we mishandle our personal household garbage on garbage pick-up day. Individuals can do much to thwart problems associated with their garbage attracting birds and animals.”