Borough Preps for Community Clean Up Day


Brianna Gibbs/KMXT

Today is community clean up day on the Coast Guard base and tomorrow the event will spread onto the borough road system. The event, which is held annually, is the borough’s push to encourage citizens to spruce up the island and properly dispose of items around their house and community.
Unlike past years, the borough will not provide curbside pick up of trash items, but will allow free dumping at the landfill today and tomorrow.
During the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting last night Borough Manager Bud Cassidy said there will be a drop off site at the Kodiak High School parking lot for hazardous household waste.
Cindy Harrington is the co-chair of the borough’s spruce up Kodiak group, which is a subcommittee of the solid waste advisory board, or SWAB. She thanked a number of organizations last night during a SWAB update at the meeting and also pointed out a way people can get rid of items without putting them in the landfill.
“The Mirror also has something in their classifieds that’s free for folks to, if they have something free to, I think they call it one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. So just another resource I’d like the community to be aware of.”
Participants in the clean up can pick up litter bags at the high school between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring roadside pick-up within the city. Folks will have to request the service by calling 486-8060.

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