Fairbanks residents bring in 35 tons of recyclables during annual event

From The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Wednesday, June 9, 2010:

The second annual spring Recycling Round-Up brought in nearly 35 tons of various materials when it was hosted May 22 at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds. Interior Alaska Green Star dubbed the take a “huge success” for the young program.

The event brought in 675 cars in a day and resulted in drop-offs of the following household recyclables:

• 12,000 pounds of newspaper, mixed paper and cardboard, which will be baled and shipped to Anchorage for recycling;

• 800 pounds of aluminum, which is sold to C&R Pipe and Steel for recycling;

• An estimated 1,600 pounds of plastic, which Wal-Mart ships to its recycling centers in the Lower 48;

• C&R estimates 750 pounds of metal food cans and other scrap metals were collected;

• Nearly 11,000 pounds of glass were collected, which will be crushed and used as fill for a landscaping project, and delivered to K&K Recycling;

• Interior Alaska Green Star collected 38,000 pounds of electronics, which will be shipped to Seattle-based Total Reclaim for recycling;

• The Fairbanks North Star Borough Solid Waste Division collected a variety of household hazardous wastes, including antifreeze, paint and oil, for a total of nearly 4,000 pounds of waste.