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DEC is not allowing glass recycling


The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has ordered that glass collected and crushed at Acme Transfer Co. Inc. may not be recycled and reused as fill on private property. The DEC ruling that our crushed glass may not be used as fill forces Acme Transfer Co. Inc. to close our free glass recycling project.

Acme Transfer Co. Inc. is asking that Haines residents contact the DEC, specifically Sandra Woods at 907-465-5318 or email or her supervisor Douglas Buteyn, 907-451-2135, 610 University Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99709 and explain the need for recycling here in Haines.

Alaska DEC is allowing an out-of-compliance landfill to operate in Haines, but will not allow glass recycling.

Paul A. L. Nelson

President, Acme Transfer Co. Inc.