To the editor: I just returned from my transfer site and was a bit taken back by how much cardboard I saw in the dumpsters. Two thoughts came to mind. The first thing is that Fairbanks borough has a wonderful Central Recycling Facility, conveniently located at 1855 Marika Road, just off Aurora Drive. Their hours are from noon-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. They take all kinds of paper, including cardboard. They also take plastics No. 1 and No. 2, aluminum cans and all types of electronics. They have a very friendly staff that will assist you as needed. If we truly want to extend the life of our landfill, then recycle paper and cardboard. It makes up 27% (states the EPA) of our waste stream.
Second, if you can’t or won’t recycle your cardboard, at least break it down, flatten it out. You’d be amazed how much more you can stuff into a dumpster if you take all the air out of a cardboard box.
Now that you’ll be going to the Central Recycling Facility regularly, remember to take your plastic, aluminum and old or unused electronics, including batteries.