Litter Cleanup

April 20, 2019 Great Islands Cleanup Statistics

TOTAL LITTER COLLECTED:  6,660 POUNDS

ORCAS TOTALS: 

  1. MSW: 1,940 lbs
  2. Sorted Recycling: 440 lbs
  3. Volunteers: 95
  4. Road Miles: 44.5
  5. Beach Miles: 2.25
  6. Total Miles: 46.75 (record for Orcas)
  7. Waste Per Mile: 50.9 lbs

LOPEZ TOTALS:

  1. MSW: 983 lbs
  2. Sorted Recycling: 557 lbs
  3. Volunteers: 151
  4. Road Miles: 42
  5. Beach Miles: 20
  6. Total Miles: 62
  7. Waste Per Mile: 24.8 lbs

SAN JUAN TOTALS:

  1. MSW:  960 lbs
  2. Sorted Recycling:  ~500 lbs
  3. Volunteers: 161
  4. Road Miles: 45
  5. Beach Miles: 5
  6. Total Miles:  50
  7. Waste Per Mile:  29.2 lbs

SHAW TOTALS:

  1. MSW:  1,080 lbs
  2. Sorted Recycling:  No diversion
  3. Volunteers: 20
  4. Road Miles:  5
  5. Beach Miles: ~10
  6. Total Miles:  ~15

HENRY TOTALS:

  1. MSW:  200 lbs
  2. Sorted Recycling:  No diversion
  3. Volunteers: 14
  4. Road Miles:  Not reported
  5. Beach Miles: Not reported
  6. Total Miles:  Not reported

TOTAL HOURS:  441 Volunteers – assume 2.5 hours each volunteer = 1,100 Hours

FALL GREAT ISLANDS CLEANUP ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 A GRAND SUCCESS!

 Lopez Island
 
• 55 volunteers
 • 519 pounds of litter (with 109 pounds diverted to recycling)
 • 18 miles of roads
 • 6.5 miles of beach
 Orcas Island
 
• 54 volunteers
 • 925 pounds of litter
 • 16.25 miles of roads (both sides)
 • 2 miles of beach
 San Juan Island
 
• ~30 volunteers
 • 360 pounds of litter (including a rubber snake)
 • ~25 miles of roads
 • ~3 miles of beach
 TOTALS
 
• 139 volunteers
 • 1,804 pounds of litter (with 109 pounds diverted to recycling)
 • 59.25 miles of roads
 • 11.5 miles of beach

APRIL 22, 2018 - GREAT ISLANDS CLEANUP A GREAT SUCCESS!!!

Over 6,800 pounds of litter was collected by volunteers on beaches and roads across San Juan County.  Volunteers on Lopez Island diverted 36% of the litter collected to recyclables including glass bottles, cans, newspaper and other mixed paper, tires, and metal.  Way to go Lopez Island!!
 
Approximately 450 volunteers of all ages spent a portion of this sunny day collecting litter from ~140 road miles, 21 beach miles, and 2 acres of marsh/wetland areas.  It was great working with the coordinators and the many volunteers on each island, whose efforts made this year’s GICU a grand success!

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 FALL GREAT ISLANDS LITTER CLEANUP

LOPEZ ISLAND

  • 58 participants
  • 1,004 pounds of litter (including dock, tires from public beach) with 153 pounds diverted for recycling
  • Total Road miles = 20.5 miles
  • Total Beach miles = 8 miles

 ORCAS ISLAND

  • 34 participants
  • 540 pounds of litter
  • Total Road miles = 34.8 miles
  • Total Beach miles = 2 miles

 SAN JUAN ISLAND

  • 55 participants for road cleanup
  • 24 participants for beach cleanup
  • 760 pounds Including 300 pound tank removed from public beach
  • Total Road miles = 26 miles
  • Total Beach miles = 3.5 miles

 SHAW ISLAND

  • 20 participants
  • 200 pounds of litter
  • Total Road miles = 7 miles

 Fall 2017 TOTALS

  • 191 Participants
  • 2,504 pounds of litter with 153 pounds diverted to recycling
  • Total Road Miles = 88.3 miles
  • Total Beach Miles = 13.5 miles

A very successful cleanup, thanks to all the coordinators and volunteers! 

SPRING 2017 GREAT ISLANDS CLEANUP

  • Orcas Island - 2,670 pounds
  • San Juan Island - 2,340 pounds
  • Lopez Island - 1,112.2 pounds (of which 310 pounds diverted to recycle/reuse)
  • Shaw Island - 600 pounds

In addition, the Ecology Youth Corps collected litter from San Juan Island and Orcas Island a few days before the event.  The additional litter for each island:

  • San Juan Island - 260 pounds
  • Orcas Island - 175 pounds

TOTAL LITTER CLEANUP - 7,157 POUNDS
 

With their contribution to the Great Islands Cleanup, the Ecology Youth Crews completed the 2015-2017 cleanup in San Juan County.  Crews worked 805 hours this biennium, removing 6,278 pounds of debris from 107 miles of road and 246 acres of beaches and access areas. 

THANKS SO MUCH FOR HELPING TO KEEP SAN JUAN COUNTY CLEAN!!

 Visit www.plasticfreesalishsea.org/events for more information about the events (art build, after parties, etc.) on all this islands.