By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

The trash is free for the picking, as are the gloves and lunch for the pickers


April 19, 2023

Wrangell’s annual community cleanup is planned for April 29, with free lunch, free trash bags, free disposable gloves, and cash prizes for volunteer picker-uppers.

And while organizers hope the incentives will get people to turn out, the real prize is a cleaner community.

“Trash is expensive,” said one of the organizers, Kim Wickman, of WCA. It’s expensive to buy the goods, which are shipped into Wrangell, it’s costly to send the trash out to a landfill in Washington state, and it’s unsightly when the garbage litters the town.

She hopes people will pitch in, pick up, and do thei...

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