Collecting the Klondike

Collecting the Klondike

In Southeast Alaska, a regional authority and partnership with Republic Services have been established to tackle the area’s unique solid waste challenges.

The constant presence of water is a fact of life for residents of Southeast Alaska. It exists in two forms – as frequent precipitation (rain or snow), and as the vast Pacific Ocean, which touches, and often surrounds, virtually every piece of land that makes up this region. Southeast Alaska is marginally connected to the rest of the state at Yakutat, its most northwestern point. To the east is British Columbia, Canada. Otherwise, this is a world unto itself, home to native peoples for t

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