Hazardous and harmful waste has no place in rural Alaska.

Backhaul Alaska coordinates the return of these spent materials to the Circular Economy where they belong — protecting subsistence resources, creating jobs, and removing toxins from the land we all call home.
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Community Spotlight:

Noorvik rocks it out of the park.

November 8th, 2021

Noorvik, Alaska Noorvik (Nuurvik), population 636, is a mostly Inupiat community located on the right bank of the Nazuruk Channel and 47 miles east of Kotzebue. Residents heavily rely on their subsistence resources and land for their main diet, socioeconomic status, and community well-being. Protecting their environment and subsistence resources is a community- wide priority. […]

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Backhaul Alaska Presented with Alpar Community Award for ‘New or Enhanced Recycling’

November 2nd, 2021

On Tuesday Backhaul Alaska was amongst five other recycling superheroes to receive Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) awards. Backhaul Alaska was presented with the Community Award for ‘New or Enhanced Recycling’! We are so excited to receive this award especially right as we are wrapping up another successful year of backhauling, safety training, […]

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Community Spotlight:

Kongiganak, Alaska

October 24th, 2020

The core mission of Backhaul Alaska is to provide a statewide logistical support network that bolsters and integrates with local community backhaul programs. A successful project recently carried out by the Kongiganak Traditional Council’s Environmental Department exemplifies the use of local leveraging possible with Backhaul Alaska resources. The focus on local programs is critical because […]

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