Community cleanup day planned for Birch Bay July 5

Published on Tue, Jul 3, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Residents in Birch Bay are planning a cleanup day on July 5 to return the community to its pre-Fourth-of-July condition.

Community members are invited to meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, at the C Shop to begin cleaning up the beaches of Birch Bay. Volunteers will be provided coffee, snacks, trash bags and area assignments at the C Shop. Volunteers are invited to bring their own gloves.

Sanitary Services Company of Whatcom County is donating the delivery, rental and hauling away of a large garbage bin for the day’s work. The county sheriff’s outdoor work crew will provide help with litter collection, while the county’s solid waste division will pay for disposal of the collected trash.

Last year on July 5, volunteers collected 2.7 tons of garbage from the Birch Bay area. That was enough to fill a 30-yard-long garbage bin nearly to the top. For comparison, school buses are between 35 and 40 feet long.


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