Keeping Lodi’s coast clean is a big job. That’s why an event like the California Coastal Cleanup Day is so important to stay on top of garbage removal. Each year, over 40,000 volunteers gather at cleanup sites up and down the California coast. The last time this event was held, over 350 Lodi area volunteers managed to collect upwards of 350 pounds of trash from the Mokelumne River and Lodi Lake area.
Here’s how this works: “The Lodi Lake and park area is divided into sections, or “reaches,” with a 10-12 person team designated to clean each reach. Once the reach is cleaned of trash, the team then sorts and records all debris found. Data is then submitted to The Ocean Conservancy’s international database and kept by the City of Lodi as well. This data is used to identify the sources of marine pollution and helps in their work towards devising solutions to the marine debris problem. The data also measures the public’s “garbage footprint.” Each year, there is a statewide contest for the “most unusual item found.” Lodi has been a statewide winner twice in 9 years with students finding an unscratched CA lottery ticket and a crawdad in a Gucci purse.”
Bottom line: These folks have the coastal cleanup wired. It’s a shame that it takes this many volunteers to cleanup what is really an area shared by all of us. It will be great when the day comes when volunteers are turned away because there isn’t anything to clean up. Hearing about these types of projects might inspire you to tackle your own spring cleaning project. Aside from the typical dusting, moping and scrubbing you could decide that it is finally time to get rid of all that useless stuff you’ve been hanging onto for all these years. Yes, we’re talking about your junk and the best way to get rid of that is to hire Junk King Stockton.
You won’t get an “army of workers” with Junk King. All you’ll really need is the two-man crew that will show up for your removal assignment. They’ll be able to pick up and load up whatever you want tossed out. They’ll also be coming with their own truck so you don’t have to worry about renting your own or getting your SUV dirty! Junk King Stockton will also be responsible for the handling the disposal of your junk the right way. They know how important it is to keep Lodi as “green” as possible. That’s why they divert the majority of what they collect away from local landfills and towards recycling centers. This is really the only way to get rid of your junk!