By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Baler will tie up aluminum cans in a neater package


September 27, 2023

The process for recycling aluminum cans is about to get easier in the coming months.

The Wrangell Cooperative Association’s Tl’átk - Earth Branch was awarded a $40,000 grant through the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in July to purchase a compactor and baler for its aluminum recycling program. The consortium is working with the federal Environmental Protection Agency to provide solid waste disposal funding to tribes.

For the past three years, Tl’átk – Earth Branch has collected aluminum cans outside Wrangell IGA and City Market. With the help of the Girl Scouts Troop, Tl...

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