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Tire cutter will help break down problem to smaller size

 

October 7, 2021

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell will be the first community to use a new tire-cutting machine being shared among several Southeast towns. The plan is to hack up the stack of thousands of tires at the city dump so that it will be easier to ship the waste out of town to an approved disposal site.

Wrangell will share a tire cutter with other Southeast communities, intending to cut down on the thousands of tires stacked at the dump by making it easier to ship out the smaller pieces.

The borough assembly last Tuesday approved a resolution to share the equipment with the Southeast Alaska Solid Waste Authority. The mobile unit can separate tires from rims and then, using a powerful cutting arm, chop up the rubber into smaller, more easily transportable chunks.

The tires stacked at the landfill are too bulky to efficiently and cost-effectively ship off the island for proper disposal, so...



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