By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel Writer 

Proposed ordinance takes aim at illegal dumping in harbor dumpsters


February 8, 2024

The dumpsters at Wrangell’s public harbors are for boat owners only and for their household trash only — but that hasn’t stopped people from tossing in waste oil, fishing nets, appliances and even a Volkswagen Beetle cut into pieces.

“It’s been bad forever,” Harbormaster Steve Miller said last week.

In an effort to stop or at least reduce the illegal dumping, the port commission on Thursday, Feb. 1, voted unanimously to recommend assembly approval of a new ordinance to explicitly prohibit throwing non-harbor and non-port related trash into the dumpsters.

A second ordinance, whi...

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