Borough is smart to think regionwide about trash


Out of sight, out of mind probably is how most people think about trash. That has pretty much worked for Wrangell since the municipality closed its landfill at the north end of the island more than a decade ago and started shipping its garbage to an environmentally approved commercial landfill out of state.

The system generally has worked well, moving the problem off the island. Petersburg and Sitka do the same with their garbage.

But, as often happens, the increasing cost could be an issue.

Republic Services, which has been hauling and dumping Wrangell’s trash for years without a rate in...

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