Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Metal pickup frees up scrap space at junkyard


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Nearly 600 tons of mostly ferrous waste was removed from Wrangell's waste transfer yard, according to the contactor's estimates. During the week of June 26 an assortment of scrap was conveyed to the barge ramp, stacked, and was transported south for reprocessing.

An arrangement made between the city and a Juneau contractor has freed up a considerable amount of waste storage space.

Working between June 27 and July 2, Channel Construction loaded one of its barges high with scrap metal – everything from automobiles and industrial waste to white goods and spent equipment. Due to a combination of transportation costs and low commodities prices, the borough has been accumulating such materials for some time without a means to remove them. It has since been working with the company since last year to schedule an exchange, where it would barge out the was...

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