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Final Pilot 1 Shipments Arrive in Seattle

November 1st, 2019

Pilot 1 backhaul shipments wrapped up in November 2019 when shipments from the final two Pilot 1 communities Golovin and Unalakleet were received by recycling vendors in Seattle, WA. Both […]

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Waste Management Hired as Pilot Control Tower

October 1st, 2019

In late fall of 2019, Waste Management was selected by the Backhaul Alaska Program to manage the shipping logistics for the Program’s Pilot 2 phase. In performing the “Control Tower” […]

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Backhaul Training for Pilot 2 Communities with Staff Turnover

September 1st, 2019

In September of 2019, Zender Environmental conducted a weeklong Backhaul Training in Anchorage, AK, funded by USDA. This free training was open to all rural Alaska communities, but also acted […]

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Memorandum of Understanding Signed with the Responsible Battery Coalition

May 21st, 2019

After several months of meetings, the Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce, which oversees Backhaul Alaska, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC). The RBC is a […]

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Pilot 2 Uniform Backhaul Curriculum Training

May 20th, 2019

The 5-day Backhaul Alaska Uniform Training was held in Anchorage May 20 – 24th with 35 participants from 16 communities, plus regional Coordinators from Nome, Dillingham, Kodiak, and Fairbanks. Trainees […]

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