Checklist Prior to Cleanup Effort
Below is a list of steps to consider when performing maintenance of your adopted stop(s). You may print this page out as a reminder for yourself and anyone assisting you.
DISCUSS THE STOP TO BE CLEANED UP
Note any areas of concern or potential danger.
Make sure you have all the tools and materials you need to complete your work safely and efficiently, such as gloves, brooms, dust pans, trash bags, etc.
GO OVER SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Watch for cars and other vehicles
Volunteers should watch out for vehicles in the area they are cleaning. Sometimes drivers may not expect to see volunteers.
Obey Traffic and Signal Lights
Volunteers should obey traffic and signal devices and take caution in crossing streets. For example, members in your group should cross the street at the intersection and through marked cross walks if these are available.
Dangerous litter can be defined as objects that must be handled carefully to avoid cuts or injury, i.e. broken glass, razor blades, etc. These items should only be handled with "litter tongs" or swept with a broom and picked up with a dust pan.
Hazardous garbage MUST NOT be handled by volunteers. Hazardous garbage can be defined as objects that contain harmful and/or corrosive chemicals (i.e. car batteries) or objects that may carry harmful bacteria or disease (i.e. dead animals, syringes, used condoms, blood, feces, urine, etc.). For disposal of these items, please contact Anchorage Public Transportation Site Enhancement (SE) at 343-8239. The SE team will make arrangements to dispose of the hazardous garbage.
Access to a phone
If possible, have a cellular phone available, and/or know where accessible phones are along the cleanup route in case of an emergency.
Make sure there is a responsible adult to supervise minor children.