Recycler Seeks Contract Extension


Erik Wander/KMXT

Threshold Services Incorporated is requesting a six month extension to its current contract with the Kodiak Island Borough to provide community recycling services. The current pact expires December 31st. Threshold is developing a curbside recycle pick-up program set to begin January 15th. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more.

Threshold has had a contract with the Kodiak Island Borough for several years. Borough Manager Rick Gifford estimated the value of the contract at about $300,000 per year. Assembly member Chris Lynch is the president of the non-profit Threshold Services. She said Threshold is well-positioned to enter into competition for curbside pick-up services.

(Lynch 1 37 sec "We are starting … same way that it’s funded now.")

Rick Pillans is the Recycle Manager of Threshold. He said the combination of providing social services and a recycling program provides an opportunity to give back to the community.

(Pillans 1 45 sec "Threshold was founded … in the Kodiak community.")

Gennifer Moreau, director of Hope Community Resources, who also serves on Threshold’s board, said the social services aspect of Threshold is as important as the recycling services they provide.

(Moreau 1 40 sec "When’s the last time … they just want to work.")

The Kodiak Island Borough assembly will take up the issue of Threshold’s request for an extension of its current contract at its next regular meeting on December 18. I’m Erik Wander.


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