Clean-up tomorrow on illegal dumping site

178

The office of Senator Joe S. San Agustin is responding to a call for action on illegal dumping in the Chalan Ramirez area in Yigo.

In collaboration with volunteers from the 36th Security Forces Squadron of Andersen Air Force Base, his office will be conducting a massive clean-up tomorrow, Dec. 18.

Residents have been calling radio station talk shows and giving interviews with island media regarding the area that has been plagued with illegal dumping and littering for so long.

Chalan Ramirez is an area that is known for this illegal activity.

“Going out to clean up this area of Yigo that is known for litter and junk items to include tires and other household trash, is just something we all have to do to keep Guam clean and green. With the assistance of about 60 volunteers from the 36th Security Forces Squadron and others from the community, we will be able to tackle the issue and hopefully bring pride to the residents who live in the area. We hope that this will set an example for others to not trash or dump illegally,” Sen. San Agustin said.

The clean-up has united various community stakeholders who have provided assistance. In addition to the Squadron, these include: Mr. Rubbishman (20 cubic yard dumpster), ERC Hardware (gloves and trash bags), Bureau of Statistics and Plans Coastal Management Program (trash bags), Guam Environmental Protection Agency, Guam Solid Waste Authority and the Department of Public Works.

“We invite all concerned stakeholders to join us in cleaning up Chalan Ramirez and encourage others to do their part in their respective areas on Guam. Let us work together without political interests to make Guam more beautiful as this is the right thing to do,” Sen. San Agustin added.

The clean-up will begin at 9 a.m. until completion.

##