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Lemon Creek Clean Up initiative a success

September 13, 2017 – News

The Lemon Creek Clean Up initiative, which kicked off Sept. 8, has generated about 40 tons of waste and material. Due to its overwhelming success, City and Borough of Juneau’s Community Development has decided to end the initiative, which means the two dumping locations are closed effective immediately.

During the cleanup, Lemon Creek community members were able to dispose of heavy or large non-hazardous items, junk vehicles and tires free of charge. Through a partnership with CBJ Public Works, the first day of the event offered curbside service for those who were elderly, disabled, or lacked a car capable of hauling oversized items.

The idea for the Lemon Creek Clean Up originally came from Community Development’s Lemon Creek Area Planning effort. The Steering Committee and the community asked for assistance in helping property owners, who couldn’t otherwise afford it, get rid of unwanted material.

Waste Management and AK Waste (formerly Pacific Waste) provided donations of services to the cleanup. CBJ’s RecycleWorks provided resources and expertise to ensure the responsible disposal of items.

Following the end of the cleanup initiative, CBJ plans to step up litter enforcement in the Lemon Creek neighborhood. Illegal dumping on public or private property will be subject to fines.

For more information, contact Community Development Administrative Officer Brenwynne Grigg at 586-0766 or brenwynne.grigg@juneau.org.