“Senator, you go ahead and grab it and just wheel wherever the mayor wants it,” said Arrow Refuse General Manager Jeff Riley. He set up the ceremonial delivery as the company this week delivers truckloads of new roll-cart garbage and recycling cans. The new service begins next month.
It will take about two weeks before all users have their new containers. The roll carts are compatible with Arrow’s new fleet of garbage trucks, which use a mechanical arm to pick up and dump the trash containers.
When the roll-cart service starts, Riley says Arrow will no longer collect garbage from traditional cans. Customers will rent the roll cart for $2.75 a month, or $2.95, depending on the size of can.
Curbside recycling will be offered every two weeks at a cost of $3.11 a month, with the 96-gallon roll cart. Paper, cardboard, metal cans and plastic containers will be accepted, but not glass or hardbound books.
Here’s an example of how the recycling schedule will work, based on Sen. Egan’s trash pick-up day of Tuesday.
“So normal refuse is Tuesday then recycle is Wednesday, or every other Wednesday?” Egan asked.
“Correct,” Riley said, “because we want the pick-up day separate.”Cards will be attached to each can that is delivered. A green sticker will note the day garbage and recycling will be picked up.
Arrow Refuse also begins charging the new rates next month.
- The union representing Haines municipal employees has filed a grievance against the borough on behalf of police officers. The grievance stems from Assembly member Tom Morphet’s decision to publicize accusations against the police department at an Assembly meeting earlier this month.
- House Bill 211 sponsored by Kiana Democrat Dean Westlake met opposition in a House session early Monday afternoon.
- The legislation would close a quarter of the gap between what the state government spends and what it raises.
- Sen. Kevin Meyer said his constituents oppose creating a new bureaucracy to collect an income tax when the Permanent Fund continues to pay dividends.