The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Community Cleanup Day this Saturday in conjunction with Kodiak Island Borough’s hazardous waste cleanup event.
For the community cleanup, participants can stop by the Kodiak High School parking lot to pick up trash bags and choose an area to help clean. The Lions Club will provide a free hot dog lunch to volunteers. Filled bags must be left curbside for pickup by 1 p.m.
To incentivize people to help clean up the island, Matson, a co-sponsor of the event, will offer $2,500 in prizes. Prizes include bicycles, kayaks and gift cards to local businesses like Grand Slam Toys and Gifts.
To enter for a chance to win, residents must upload a photo of themselves participating in the cleanup. Photos can be submitted online at MatsonCleanUpGiveaway.com/Kodiak between May 8 and 15. Winners will be selected at random and must be 18 years or older and a Kodiak resident.
The Kodiak Island Borough will also host a cleanup event on Saturday for household hazardous wastes. Residents can drop off up to 100 pounds of household hazardous waste for free from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kodiak High School parking lot. Hazardous waste could include floor care products, bug sprays, car batteries, used oils, paint thinners and more.
However, the disposal of explosives, medical wastes, asbestos or radioactive waste will not be accepted.
Also, Threshold Recycling will be accepting household electronics free of charge, and Nick's Auto and Salvage Yard will be accepting residential metals (clean with no oils) free of charge for the whole day. The Kodiak Island Borough Landfill will also accept up to 250 pounds of residential waste free of charge.