Ketchikan collects million pounds of trash

Associated PressMay 4, 2012 

KETCHIKAN -- Clean Up Week in Ketchikan this year netted more than 1 million pounds of trash.

Solid Waste Supervisor Lenny Neeley tells the Ketchikan Daily News that it was the "Super Bowl of garbage weeks."

Nearly 2,300 vehicles, including those belonging to city crews and private citizens, delivered more than 500 tons of trash to the Deer Mountain Landfill between April 21 and 28.

Last year's haul was just shy of 900,000 pounds of trash. Neeley says there was increased advertising of Clean Up Week this year and decent weather, likely leading to more people throwing out junk.

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