Household trash dumped in beach areas, again

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MIXED household and commercial trash had been dumped behind the bushes in some beach areas over the weekend, community volunteer Max Aguon said.

“We found trash along the road [near Ladder Beach] and, as we started picking it up, we discovered more trash in the bushes,” he added.

Aguon said he and another volunteer, Akiky T. Alexander,  filled four bags with trash.

On Saturday, Aguon said they collected 12 bags of household trash, including a mattress at Tank Beach in Kagman.


 Community volunteers Max Aguon, left, and Akiky T. Alexander show the trash dumped near the road in the Ladder Beach area.


Community volunteer Max Aguon shows the household trash dumped near Tank Beach in Kagman.


Community volunteer Max Aguon poses for a photo near a trailer full of trash collected from Pakpak Beach in San Antonio to Micro Beach in Garapan over the weekend. Contributed photos

Despite warning from the government, some people are again dumping their household trash in public areas, Aguon said.

“Just because there are people who volunteer to pick up trash — that doesn’t mean that you can improperly dispose your trash,” he added, as he again urged law enforcers to enforce the anti-littering law.

Over the weekend, he said he and Alexander  collected trash from Pakpak Beach in San Antonio to Micro Beach in Garapan.

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