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Q. Is it true you can be ticketed $100 for each glass container you bring on a beach?

Dear Juneau Resident,

It dependes on the beach. A beach that is part of a city park has a restriction on glass containers. You can be fined $25 per violation. Here is the ordinance.
67.01.090 - Prohibited uses.
Glass containers prohibited. No person may possess, carry or use a glass beverage container of any nature within any park or recreation area owned or operated by the City and Borough; except, this prohibition does not apply to the Eaglecrest Lodge or to special events where the use of glass containers has been specifically authorized by the manager.
Violation of regulations issued pursuant to subsection (h) of this section is an infraction.

If you are at Lena Beach, Auke Rec, Skaters Cabin, Dredge Lakes, West Glacier Trailhead, or the Mendenhall Visitor's Center you fall under US Forest Service restrictions. We phoned a friend over at the USFS Law Enforcement office and found out the fine for glass containers in those areas is $250 with a $25 dollar processing fee. OUCH!


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