by Robert Woolsey, KCAW | Sep 24, 2018 | Local News
Changes in the world commodity market for recyclables have forced US sellers to dramatically improve the quality of unprocessed recyclables -- in other words, the cardboard, newspaper, and plastic Sitkans throw into the bins at the city recycling center.
Recently, Sitka's contractor Republic Services announced it would visually inspect deliveries of recyclables, and any load presumed to be more than 10-percent contaminated would be subject to a fee of $150/ton.
Within the past 24, Sitka’s streets have turned into an ice rink. The roads are so slippery that school closed early today (01-12-17), and a handful of accidents were reported to local police.