PDM Promoters, Inc. ditched its regular Saturday cleanup of the environs around Paseo de Marianas for a Thursday cleanup last June 22 and the activity yielded 680 lbs.
Cleanup coordinator Sonia Siwa said they did the cleanup on a Thursday because it was summer break and members of the Saipan Awaodori have no classes.
“Instead of doing it on Saturday, we did it on Thursday as the kids had their free time,” she said.
In all, a total of 25 members of the Saipan Awaodori team joined seven Kinpachi Restaurant staff during the cleanup, which happened from 9am to 11am last Thursday.
The garbage they picked up consisted of plastic water bottles, Styrofoam containers, cigarette butts, plastic straws, beer cans, and glass bottles.
“We did mostly roadside cleanup and taking out trash that was clogging the drainage,” added Siwa.
Siwa also thanked the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality for once again helping PDM Promoters by waiving the fee for trash disposal.
PDM Promoters’ monthly cleanups are regularly held every Sunday and are supported by BECQ and the non-profit’s major sponsors T Galleria and TSL Foundation.
Siwa said T Galleria and TSL Foundation’s support enables them to have the cleaning materials needed on their monthly cleanups. Kinpachi Restaurant provides the meal and snacks for the volunteers.
Volunteers of PDM Promoters will be at it again in July for their seventh monthly cleanup this year.