Litter and the Slobs
By Jerry Cegelske
February 01, 2007
Litter and the Slobs that dump it are very interesting. I can
never figure out their reasoning that you would enjoy seeing
their trash scattered over the landscape rather than have it
taken to the landfill as it should be. How is it that they figure
you can afford to pay to have someone collect it and take it
to the landfill more than they can? They have already loaded
it up into their truck or car, why do they choose to take it
eight miles out of the way when the landfill is closer?
Two bags of trash dumped
in the airport 14 day lot
The first picture shows two bags of trash dumped at the airport
14 day lot. When the individual was contacted they stated that
they were at the airport and cleaning out their car before the
wife got back and he forgot to put the bags back in the car!
As you can see, I found them deposited in front of a vehicle
where they were difficult to find by someone passing by. Why
would you wait for someone in the 14 day parking lot when they
were to arrive in a short time? Of course there is a trash can
there for airport ferry users. If they were really interested
in cleaning up their vehicle they could have used a car wash
and placed their trash in the trash cans there. We have even
gotten some complaints about the car wash not keeping their trash
covered, but they are within the city limits and not subject
to Borough Codes on trash.
Freezer and refrigerator
dumped at mile 17.5 N. Tongass
Your highway funds will be used to send several people out in
the State truck to pick up the freezer and refrigerator. Some
dedicated volunteer will have to collect the plastic pipe.
Your highway funds will be
used to pick up the building materials on the road to Lake Harriet
Hunt and volunteers will have to clean up the burn pile so you
don't drive over the nails and other trash.
Along with the eagles, you can look at the beer cans perched
in the trees, Alaskan wildlife at its best. Some young person
should be able to get a tourist related job showing the tourists
what they came here to see- trash in trees. You can't see that
Bear hide dumped at
the end of the road, N.Tongass
Talk about marketing, instead of eagle in a can or bear in a
can as I have seen in some of the gift shops, we have bear hide
in a box at the end of the road. The residents of Ketchikan
are certainly inventive in the methods they take to dump their
Received January 31, 2007 -
Published February 01, 2006
About: Jerry Cegelske is a
Code Enforcement Officer with the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.
Sewer pipe dumped at the end of the road, N. Tongass
Sections from a demolished structure formerly attached to a
house, dumped on road to Lake Harriett Hunt.
The obligatory pile
of burned pallet and trash, road to LHH
Litter dumped on road
#30 Beer cans placed in the trees next to the burned pallets
and demolished structure.
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