Posted February 06, 2018 08:21:51 Alaska’s garbage collectors are starting to take the first steps toward reclaiming some of the state from its garbage industry.
They’re organizing a nationwide garbage haul to be collected at an air freight terminal in Anchorage, Alaska, and the Alaska Waste Authority is sending garbage to landfill sites in three other states.
And in December, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said it would begin collecting garbage from its landfill sites as soon as possible.
Alaska’s waste collection is the only one of its kind in the country.
Alaskans are responsible for cleaning up after their own garbage.
And many of the garbage haulers have been working for decades without much support.
Alaska is home to over 5.8 million people, according to the Alaska Public Service Agency, and nearly 80% of its residents live in cities, which means they are subject to pollution and pollution-related health risks.
And it has some of Alaska’s dirtiest air.
Alaska has a population of just over 17 million people.
And its air is often among the dirtiest in the United States.
For the last decade, the state has been struggling to clean up its own waste, which can contain hazardous materials like lead and asbestos.
But this year, Alaskan officials have been trying to shift the focus to its own garbage, which is largely left to the states, which have not had the resources to collect it.
“There’s a lot of really hard work ahead, but we’ve got a lot to work on,” said Kathy Smith, Alaska’s Waste Authority director.
The garbage haul is part of an effort by garbage collectors across the state to make their jobs safer and to clean the air.
Smith said the Alaska Air Cargo Association is organizing the garbage collection, which will take place in Anchorage’s Port of Anchorage, where a landfill site is being planned.
“I think it’s a really big opportunity for Alaska’s public to get involved,” Smith said.
The haul is being organized by the Alaska Transportation Agency, which oversees Alaska’s airport, the Anchorage International Airport.
The Alaska Transportation Authority’s president, Steve Stenholm, said the effort is aimed at getting people to think about their own trash and to take responsibility for their own actions.
“We’re going to start with the airport and then we’re going up through the state,” he said.
Alaska also recently created a public health and environmental advisory board to help guide the cleanup efforts.
The board is expected to meet in Anchorage next month to begin the cleanup, but Stenhammer said they are only looking at the initial phases of the effort.
“Our goal is to get as much done as we can within a couple of months,” he told National Geographic.
“But we’re really looking to get the most out of this effort and get it right.”
The Alaska Air Container Association hopes to have its own team of cleanup specialists, who will help with the collection.
Alaska Air’s Stenham said he hopes the haul will be an important first step for Alaskas garbage collectors.
“This is a really exciting opportunity for our public and private sector alike to come together to clean this air,” he explained.
“It’s really exciting that our garbage collection is happening right here, right now, and we can see it working.”