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Expanded recycling program gets a trial run in Petersburg

A six-week trial program for recycling gets underway in Petersburg this week for residents who have Wednesday trash collection. The pilot program will allow Wednesday trash customers to leave a wider array of recyclable materials, unsorted in yellow plastic bags on the curb for pickup by the Petersburg Indian Association. The pilot program will provide information on whether an expanded curbside pickup program could work in the community. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Petersburg’s public works director Karl Hagerman about what’s called the commingled recycling pilot program.


That pilot recycling program starts June 5th and runs though July 10th and it’s for residents with a Wednesday trash pick up only. For other residents, the PIA’s curbside sorted recyclables program continues on normal trash pickup days. For additional recycling bags or more information call the public works department at 772-4430.

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Troll caught winter king salmon (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)
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Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels

Petersburg is the sole bidder on the three uppermost parcels toward the top of this image. (Image from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office).
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