Community Clean-Up collects more than two tons of trash and litter off roads and beaches

800 bags were handed out and 5,400 pounds of trash and litter were picked up. This year’s youth Litter Patrol will be hiring students and be on the roads picking up trash this summer.


If local roadways seem cleaner, and the bushes don’t have as much wind-blown trash in them, you can thank the many volunteers who turned out to help beautify Kodiak.

In all, more than two tons of litter and trash were removed from local roads and beaches during this past weekend’s Community Clean-up which was sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce.

Haz Mat workers collect old oil, batteries, and other dangerous household waste during the 2019 Community Clean-Up. KMXT Photo/Maggie Wall.

And more trash bags full of litter are still coming in.

That’s according to Sarah Phillips with the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, who said the official count as of Wednesday was 5,400 pounds of trash picked up.

She said more than 800 bags were handed out on Saturday and volunteers covered nearly every road from Chiniak out to White Sands Beach.

Litter Patrol will be hired on road soon. Students can apply at job center.

But the clean-up continues–both with volunteers doing their thing on local roads and beaches, and as a formal program which begins in early June.

Phillips says the Chamber’s Litter Patrol will hire four local high school students to work this summer picking up trash.

Interested students should look for a posting soon at the job center. That’s also where a person can apply for the job. The job center is located in the old Fish and Game Building.

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