Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Solid Waste Management

An e-waste and equipment storage building under construction in Toksook Bay for a solid waste project.

An e-waste and equipment storage building under construction in Toksook Bay for a solid waste project.

RurAL CAP continues to host an expert solid waste liaison, Ted Jacobson, through funding provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Senior Services America, Inc. The liaison provides solid waste management technical assistance to rural communities through training, site visits, hands-on demonstrations, and remote contact. Resources are provided for dump management activities, collaborating with donors for funding and technical assistance on solid waste management, recycling, and back haul.

Through a pilot project with USDA, RurAL CAP is providing hands-on, in-depth technical assistance and training to enhance operator skills in the operation and maintenance of active landfills in five rural Northwest Arctic communities.

RurAL CAP completed a three year grant program in partnership with the Yukon Kuskokwim Coastal Association in June of 2016.

Through the CIAP grant funded program, 31 city and tribal governments were funded to improve their landfill sites through infrastructure improvement, implementing collection systems, completing studies and more.

For more information about the project, click here to get the full report (pdf)

Questions? Contact Eric Milliken, Program Manager: emilliken@ruralcap.com / 907.865.7358  

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