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OVK's Alley Cat Trailer

Southeast Alaskas Island News of Thorne Bay, Alaska

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The Organized Village of Kasaan takes great pride in announcing they have delivered a full Alley Cat Trailer of recyclable cans and plastics to the Klawock landfill. This dual axle cargo trailer is fitted with storage bins designed for curbside collection, storage & for use with forklifts to remove the full bins. The OVK is the first tribe to make a delivery of recyclables to the landfill.

In 2006 the Organized Village of Kasaan received a grant through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to purchase an Alley Cat Trailer for the community of Kasaan. Due to the increase of waste disposal costs and our community's dedication to protecting the natural environment, the OVK and City of Kasaan looked for ways to improve our waste management system to include improved diversion of recyclable commodities & reduce the input to our waste stream.

To implement a successful recycling program, the Organized Village of Kasaan, Craig Community Association, Hydaburg Cooperative Association & the Klawock Cooperation worked together with their respective communities, & most especially, the City of Klawock, to develop a Recycling site at the Klawock landfill.

The Organized Village of Kasaan would like to give a big "Ha' waa" to the other three tribes and their respective communities and the City of Klawock for making this a much needed reality.

The Organized Village of Kasaan would like to also give a big "Ha' waa" to the community members of Kasaan, for without their dedication to implementing recycling in their homes and businesses, we could not have been this successful.

The Organized Village of Kasaan would finally give a big "Ha' waa" to the children of Kasaan who have participated in Community Clean-up days, recycling at the school and crushing many cans for the Recycling efforts of Kasaan

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Original Publication Date: February 2, 2009

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