Trash in muskeg surrounding baler facility caused by wind

 

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Trash floats in the muskeg near the baler facility.

Some residents have noticed trash scattered around in the muskeg near the baler facility, which has been blown out of a nearby open container, and Public Works Director Chris Cotta has taken action to remove the trash.

"We have been trying to keep the trash somewhat contained," said Cotta. "It's pretty hard to keep it all in the container when we're dumping in there. The birds get into it. The wind blows and blows it out of there and blows the bags out."

The trash was generally made up of wrappers, plastic bags and bottles, and anything that could be blown by the wind. Bald eagles and rave...



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