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Photos from: Sitka also faces deadline for safely shipping trash aboard barges




Photo from a Republic Services presentation to the City and Borough of Sitka

Sitka, like Wrangell, faces a deadline to stop shipping its trash out of town in open-top containers. The last time a Sitka garbage container caught fire was 2016 (above), while a Wrangell load ignited in the fall of 2020 as the barge was in Ketchikan. The request for safer practices is coming from Alaska Marine Lines and Republic Services, which hauls the trash under contract for both communities.



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