Aguon said many people are cleaning the graves of their loved ones in preparation for All Saints Day and All Souls Day, Nov. 1-2.
But some people are also dumping their trash near where the Mass is usually held at the cemetery, he added.
Aguon said the rector of Mt. Carmel Cathedral has already requested parishioners “not to leave their trash” after cleaning the graves of their loved ones at the cemetery.
Community volunteer Max Aguon points to the household trash dumped near the Sugar Dock pavilion on Saturday.
Despite the “No Dumping” sign posted in the area, community members continue to dump their trash at the Chalan Kanoa cemetery.
Because there are no trash bins at the Chalan Kanoa cemetery, many community members leave their trash in the area.
Besides discarded wreaths and plastic flowers, the trash includes beer cans and assorted bottles.
As there are no trash bins at the cemetery, Aguon said he will collect the trash there every Saturday.
At Sugar Dock, which he helps maintain, Aguon said household items are being dumped again near one of the pavilions.
He is asking beachgoers to “please dispose [of] your trash properly.”
On Sunday, Aguon collected a total of 880 lbs. of trash during his cleanup at various beach sites on island.