Community Clean-Up This Weekend


Diana Gish/KMXT

The community-wide clean up takes place this weekend. Besides giving Kodiak a face-lift its an opportunity for individuals to unload those hard-to-get-rid-of items from used batteries to junk cars.

The clean-up effort is supported by the City of Kodiak, the Kodiak Island Borough and Subway of Kodiak. It’s organized by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce.

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That was Deborah King, executive director of the chamber. She said that in addition to the volunteer trash pick-up, the city is helping residents unload unwanted stuff.

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To have junk cars removed outside of the city limits you can schedule removal by calling the Kodiak Island Borough engineering department at 486-9343.

The borough is also helping people dispose of hazardous household waste.

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She said the borough’s hazardous waste collection is also an opportunity to get rid of used batteries, including car batteries.

King explained that there are some bonuses involved for volunteers who help pick up trash.

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When volunteers come to the auditorium to get bags Saturday morning they’ll be assigned an area to clean. Volunteers in Chiniak and Bell’s Flats are taking part in their own neighborhood clean-up. ERA Aviation and Alaska Airlines employees are conducting a clean-up at the airport. Volunteers from Saint Innocence Academy will be driving to the clean-up sites to collect the full yellow bags.

For anyone picking up trash after 6 p.m on Saturday King asked that they please dispose of their bags in a dumpster.

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