Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Environment

RurAL CAP is currently engaged in a partnership with the Yukon-Kuskokwim Association to address solid waste management priorities in the region. The goal of this program is to protect the Yukon Kuskokwim watershed and coastal areas by improving landfills, containing hazardous waste and providing burn boxes.

2015 Results

  • 23 YKHC Solid Waste Management tribal and city council grantees increased their capacity to successfully administer grants and provide solid waste services
  • Provided solid waste training & technical assistance to 53 communities with support from the EPA Solid Waste Management Partnership
  • Diverted 42,000 pounds of materials either through recycling or back-haul from rural dump sites