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Cleanup volunteers fill 10 dumpsters

 

April 29, 2021

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

While many of the volunteers at last Saturday's Community Cleanup filled bags with bottles, pieces of foam and other trash, AJ Roundtree (left) and Cyrus Yoder found a discarded tire, rolling it across the parking lot between the elementary school and basketball court to a collection point.

About 70 people came out for Saturday's Wrangell Community Cleanup, about 10 more than usual, said organizer Valerie Massie.

There was no cleanup in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the annual event was brought back this spring, sending volunteers around the city to pick up trash.

Massie said participants filled 146 bags with trash in a half-day of work, enough for 10 full dumpsters and four truckloads of large items like metal and mattresses.

Organizer Kim Wickman said there was not one particular kind of trash found more often than others, but common items included bottles and Styro...



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