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Change at recycling center

Posted: June 6, 2012 - 12:05am

Waste Management has begun to adjust its recycling center hours to accommodate a new influx of Juneau’s curbside recycling.

“There will be interruption of service on Tuesdays and Wednesdays,” Eric Vance, manager of Waste Management in Juneau said.

Arrow Refuse completed its first collection of comingled recycling and delivery to Waste Management’s recycle center at 5600 Tonsgard in Lemon Creek. Arrow is scheduled to deliver its recycling to Waste Management, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Vance said Waste Management didn’t yet know the affects of Arrow’s twice-a-week deliveries on its operations.

“We’re looking at all of our options at this point,” Vance said. “With a new commodity, we have a limited amount of space and we are trying to make it work for everybody.”

Arrow’s first collection and delivery of recycling went well, said Matt Dull, manager of Arrow Refuse in Juneau.

“It went really smoothly,” Dull said. “Pretty seamless, pretty transparent. We were probably in and out of there faster than the average recycling public.”

There was little interruption to recyclers dropping off source-separated materials, he said.

Dull had praise for his recycling customers. “The waste stream was very clean,” Dull said. “The public did an excellent job.” Dull said that at this point, Arrow plans to give Waste Management around 15 to 20 minutes warning before delivery.

Eric Vance of Waste Management said the recycling area will be coned off during Arrow’s deliveries Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

• Contact reporter Russell Stigall at 523-2276 or at russell.stigall@juneauempire.com.

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