Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, put out a call for proposals to operate its new recycling program and, believe it or not, it did not receive a single proposal submission by its August 26 deadline. Fairbanks is now in a tough spot because its current recycling program, which is operated by the Fairbanks Rescue Mission, is slated to close in just 10 months.
This is the second setback that Fairbanks has seen this month. Earlier this month, the borough made an offer on a building that it wanted to use for the new recycling center. Shortly after making the offer, Fairbanks found out the building remodel would cost somewhere between $2 million and $5 million, which is more than the municipality could afford.
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No business or agency responded to a call for proposals to operate the new recycling program sought by the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The deadline to submit a proposal was Friday.
It’s the second major setback this summer to afflict the municipality’s effort to launch a new, one-stop recycling program in Fairbanks.
Now the project is back at square one with no place to put a recycling center and no vendor to operate it.