Taking Care of Your Trash!
By Jerry Cegelske
June 14, 2005
On May 31 I received a phone call
about some trash that was found on the road to Talbot Lake.
Someone had dumped a lot of household garbage by the bridge and
left a big mess for everyone. Some of it ended up
in the creek where someone else retrieved it. A nice gift
for all of us.
While checking out the mess, the names of the trash owners were
discovered. This is going to be easy! Well not quite.
It just so happened that the trash's owner decided to sell his
truck which he used to haul trash to the dump. Someone
wanted to buy the truck so it was sold- Trash included at no
extra cost. The truck owner had an agreement with the purchaser.
Purchaser would get a battery for the truck and take the trash
to the dump, and seller would knock $200.00 off the price of
the truck. Done deal- except that the trash ended up on
the road to Talbot Lake! So now we have one torqued off
former owner looking for the dumper along with the code enforcement
officer- wonder if there will be anything left for me to deal
with if he finds the dumper first?
Take care of your trash- you don't know all the personal information
you are trusting someone when you let them "take care"
of it for you! This was a good chance for someone to steal
an identity with all the personal information that was in the
Thanks to the great people that took the time and effort to clean
it up and provide the information to me. Also a big "Thank
You" to all the unknown people that have been taking the
time to cleanup other people's messes over the past years.
Your work and efforts are appreciated.
You can make a difference! Show your support for a cleaner
Ketchikan, stop by the Planning Department at 344 Front St. and
ask for a
"You Can Make A Difference" bumper sticker.
Thanks for the cleaner Ketchikan,
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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