Landfill operator proposes located all recycling operations there

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - There's a new twist in the city and borough's efforts to consolidate recycling operations.

    Discussion has been underway to relocate to a five acre lot on Anka Street owned by Construction Machinery Incorporated.  That would allow Alaskan Brewing to expand on to the site now used by the city for the collection of hazardous waste.

    City  Manager Rorie Watt said of the new twist on Action Line Friday.  "We have a late breaking proposal from Waste Management asking us to consider locating it all at the landfill."

    He said there is merit to their proposal, so a decision must  be made.    A special Assembly Public Works and Facilities Committee meeting is scheduled for May 8 to take up the proposal. Watt said he will tell the committee, "Look, you have two choices here and we've got to choose.  If we're going to keep this program alive, you've got to choose."  Watt said they'll talk about the pros and cons and merits of either approach

    The metal building at the land fill has been deemed unsafe so recycling operations were moved to the parking lot.

    There is a building on the CMI site on Anka, but Watt says it's not big enough for a consolidated recycling program.


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