The City of Ketchikan’s annual Spring Clean-Up week has been set for April 21st through April 28th.
During that week, the city will provide residential curbside pickup in city limits of larger quantities than usually picked up. That is limited to the equivalent of one 10-cubic-yard truck per family, according to a memo from Solid Waste Superintendent Lenny Neeley.
Also during Clean-Up Week, city and borough staff members work together to coordinate special trash-collection efforts throughout the community. Neeley writes that the U.S. Coast Guard group, for example, picked up nearly 4 tons or trash last year. School groups also have participated in past years.
Neeley reports that the overall 2017 Spring Clean-Up led to 588 tons of trash collected and brought to the landfill. That exceeded previous years. In 2016, Neeley reports that the landfill weighed about 416 tons during clean-up week; and in 2015, it was about 440 tons.
The city’s annual Spring Clean-Up Week generally coincides with Earth Day, which this year is April 22nd.