by Jerry Cegelske
April 20, 2005
Hey, I love my job- I'm never disappointed with it- I go
out to look for trash and I always find it! We've
got some great slobs out there! They never let me down.
I rate them second to none in the world. How else would
you describe people that dump trash on Revilla Road after ten
people from Cub Scout Pack 3 spend their Saturday morning in
the rain picking up trash for most of the first three miles of
the road? I drove out there Monday afternoon and
the beer cans, pop cans, McD's, mylar baloons and other trash
was already along the road. What an insult! Mile
4.2 was also littered again. I just love these guys and
gals. Will some shrink out there tell me why they feel
the need to do it? Is it because they don't want us to
have something nice? Is their life miserable so they
want us to be also? Did their mothers not love them enough?
Did their fathers beat them; or didn't their fathers beat
them enough? Do they not love themselves? What is
the answer? Maybe we should take a poll!
South Tongass Highway
It's great that the Deer Mt. Landfill has a free week for everyone
to get rid of their stuff. So tell me why they feel it
necessary to dump stuff along the road? We work to clean
up Revilla Road and they dump stuff on S. Tongass Highway.
The matresses and box springs were dumped at the first pull-out
on the other side of Whitman Creek. The desk at about
mile 9 and the fuel tank at mile 10.5 or so. These people take
the time to load their junk in a truck but they can't wait to
take it to the landfill. The fuel tank probably came from
someone that was too lazy to cut the ends off and clean
it as the landfill requires so it can be flattened and recycled.
It showed up Sunday morning from what I was told.
Dumped Matresses, boxsprings...
I need your help to identify who dumped this stuff. There
were six matresses and/or boxsprings dumped there. It's
bad enough they dumped the stuff but then they threw it down
where someone has to risk death and injury to bring
it back to where it can be loaded on a truck. Did it come
from someone who is leaving town? Help!
The two pictures of trash on S.Tongass were taken this side of
Forest Park, on Ketchikan's dirtiest mile, after someone allowed
their household trash to blow out of their pickup truck.
If you're going to make an attempt to take it to the landfill,
why not make sure it gets there? Cover your load!
It can be $100.00 fine if you don't. Worse, how would you
feel knowing you turned 1/2 mile of S. Tongass into your own
private dump for your neighbors viewing enjoyment- or don't you
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Fuel tank at approximately
mile 10.5 South Tongass Highway
Desk at about mile
9 South Tongass Highway
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