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Transfer sites cleared of excess trash, hard-pack snow removal begins

Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 4:45 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - On Monday, January 10, the Fairbanks North Star Borough began the process of removing hard-pack snow from transfer sites across the Interior.

The removal was delayed following the winter storm that buried the borough in snow and ice at the end of December.

The process of clearing the hard-pack at each site is taking longer than expected because of the unique quality of the snow. However, it is not expected that any transfer site will take longer than a day to clear.

The borough has also caught up with the removal of excess trash at the sites caused by the combined impact of the storm and the holiday season.

According to Craig Jordan, Operations Supervisor at the Fairbanks Solid Waste Facility, “Alaska Waste did a fantastic job addressing the excess trash on the ground. Not only that, [but also] the rough surfaces that the severe weather brought. They brought extra staff up from Anchorage to address those problems, and they developed a schedule in a very short order and knocked them out very quickly.”

Users of the transfer sites are once again encouraged to utilize the areas for their trash.

Each transfer site will be closed while it is being cleared of hard-pack.

The full schedule of closures can be found here.

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