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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

WCA starts small with compost pickup service; would like to grow bigger


February 1, 2023

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Valerie Massie, WCA IGAP coordinator, smells a box of compost recently produced by the new commercial-size composter.

Organizers hope a new program will generate as much compost as interest to reduce the amount of waste Wrangell ships out each month.

The Wrangell Cooperative Association's IGAP department launched a compost pilot pickup program last month and has already reached its capacity of 20 participating households.

Each week, IGAP staff picks up either a 3 ½-gallon 5-gallon bucket from participating homes as far out as 3 Mile.

Kim Wickman, IGAP technician, got the idea for the program from Juneau Composts, which offers curbside pickup and drop-off options for residents in Juneau. That progra...

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