Tire cutter back at work to make room for trash station loading dock

The tire cutter that Wrangell shares with the rest of Southeast has returned to town early.

The Public Works Department is trying to complete a construction project that requires reducing the pile of old tires at the town’s waste transfer site, so the communities on Prince of Wales Island, which were next in line to receive the hydraulic-powered cutting machine, have agreed to let Wrangell have an extra turn.

The pile needs to be significantly reduced before a permanent loading dock can be constructed at the solid waste transfer station. The machine will chop each tire into manageable pieces f...


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