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Inconsiderate and irresponsible dumping

By Jerry Cegelske


January 24, 2018
Wednesday PM

I recently went to the dog park area off of Revilla Road to see what additional trash and solid waste had been dumped there.  This has been a dumping area for many years despite the fact that homeowners in the Borough has already paid a monthly landfill fee so there is no charge for residential trash.

 Construction debris is charged a nominal fee.

I was glad to see that the largest area of the dog park had been fenced in and that the group has been working on their dream of a safe place to let their dogs run loose.  To those who have worked so hard and continue to do so “Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and continuing efforts”.

What I was disappointed to see was the results of the inconsiderate and irresponsible people that insist of dumping their trash because they are too lazy to take it to the landfill for disposal.  They continue to degrade the work of others who are trying to benefit the Ketchikan community through their hard work.  These inconsiderate people who expect others to clean up their messes cost the responsible community members time and money in cleaning up their trash when they could be doing things more beneficial for the community. 

There are so many needs in this community that people could direct their time and efforts to, rather than spend their time cleaning up after these inconsiderate slobs.

Those with knowledge of people dumping trash in the Borough may contact the Code Enforcement Officer at 907-228-6621

Jerry Cegelske
Ketchikan, Alaska


About: Jerry Cegelske is the Code Enforcement Officer with the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.


The fenced dog park

Pallets dumped by the dog park

Chest freezer dumped by the dog park

Pallets dumped by the dog park

Chair dumped at the dog park entrance.



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Received January 24, 2017 - Published January 24, 2018

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