Fairbanks Borough Approves Money for UAF Recycling

The Fairbanks North Star Borough has approved funding that could allow community recycling bins to remain open at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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FAIRBANKS- The Fairbanks North Star Borough has approved funding that could allow community recycling bins to remain open at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
   
UAF officials had threatened to shut down recycling bins June 1 if the borough did not underwrite costs of handling recyclables.
   
Borough Assemblyman John Davies says the site is used almost entirely by borough residents.
   
The school spent $130,000 in 2012 to handle 1.5 million pounds of paper, glass, plastic and other items.
   
The assembly approved $125,000 to underwrite the costs.
   
Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins plans to meet with UAF officials and representatives of a recycling company to sign a contract for handling the materials.

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