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Borough launches campaign to gather and provide transfer site information

Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 4:15 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Transfer sites in the Fairbanks North Star Borough are popular for both disposing of trash and acquiring used possessions.

Now the borough is launching a campaign to help these locations run better.

This campaign involves educating the public about proper use of the sites. It will also include gathering information in order to make the sites more efficient and cost-effective.

Solid Waste Collection District Manager Lee Williams says the campaign is encouraging residents to cover their loads on the way to the transfer sites and avoid littering.

According to Williams, any trash that doesn’t make it into receptacles counts as litter.

The effort involves both online and in-person portions.

Williams said, “We’ll be out and about at things like Clean Up Day. You should see us out in the middle of that. I believe we’re going to set up shop at the Tanana Valley Fair, and then you’ll also see us in the transfer sites, possibly gathering survey information there, maybe sharing a message on a certain day.”

According to Williams, the campaign is expected to run for about 18 months.

More information, as well as surveys to fill out, can be found at FBX Talks Trash, a website created specifically for the campaign.

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