Bolivar Chamber of Commerce volunteers and others are planning to pass out garbage bags on Saturday and Sunday, particularly to large groups or those who may have forgotten one, said Garret Foskit, nuisance abatement officer in the Galveston County Health District.
They're asking people to "put trash in the bag and not on the beach," Foskit
said in a telephone interview.
Also, six 20-cubic-yard garbage containers will dot the peninsula, thanks to a grant obtained by the sheriff's environmental crimes unit, he
Four will be along Crystal Beach, one near Port Bolivar and one at Rollover Pass.
They will supplement the blue trash barrels already on the beach, Foskit
"It's a fact of life," Foskit
said of the trash on the beach.
"It's the sheer volume of people.
A private company handles the garbage service on the peninsula and the amount of trash its employees collect was not available Wednesday.
said road crews have been working to clear the seaweed from the beach.
"They're trying to get the beaches as clean as possible," he