Alaska Waste Seeks Community Input


Jennifer Canfield/KMXT

If you got a real Christmas tree this year, it’s probably drying up and dropping needles all over your floor. Once you decide to get rid of it, where will you take it? Alaska Waste’s District Manager for Kodiak Rick Vahl says don’t leave it out for the garbage truck to pick up.

(Xmas Trees 1 :14 "No our truck isn’t capable of doing that because of the automated service, but we’d like to have a program in town so people do have a place. Currently they can take it out to the landfill free of charge, but we would like to come up with an idea.")

Vahl’s is currently looking for options for a drop-off site and could have the details ironed out by early next week. However, what to do with the trees once they’re collected is still unknown. He’s asking for members of the community to contact him at Alaska Waste with their ideas.

He thinks it would be cool to make a Kodiak tradition out of using the dead trees for a New Year’s bonfire. Some organization or group of citizens just has to come together to make it happen.

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