Anchorage, Alaska — Every spring the snow melts, uncovering a winter's worth of trash. But every year, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce dedicates one week to picking up the trash during the city wide clean-up. The annual clean-up kicks off Saturday.The goal- to give Anchorage a summer makeover.
The city is encouraging its residents to get outdoors and pick up the garbage. Last year, an estimated 4 million pounds of trash were collected from along the highways, roads and city parks.
Organizers of the city wide clean-up said one of the major causes of garbage littering the city is trash that flies out from uncovered truck loads. To help eliminate the trash, the city asks that residents try to keep truck loads securely covered.
Another request for those planning on joining the community clean-up effort- remember to dispose of the bags of trash afterward, said Sami Glascott, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce president.