Contamination is food, oils, residue not rinsed from containers.Contamination also occurs when recycled items are not presorted intoappropriate categories.
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The national average is 4.4 lbs. per person/day. Fairbanks North Star Borough average is higher at 5.8 lbs. per person/day.
To meet the industry standard of 0.5% or less contamination.
Sorting your recycling is an important step to help ensure that materialscollected are recycled properly. Presorting helps reduce drop-off time andallows for faster processing / baling.
Risk of contamination and the waxy liner inside the can.
Check your local grocery store; many local businesses have bins in theirentry way to recycle these items.
Fairbanks, Alaska, doesn’t have a glass processor. FNSB solicited proposalsfor glass recycling; however, no proposals were received.
Check with your local scrap metal recyclers.
Please refer to the Fairbanks Recycling Guide.
The Central Recycling Facility is paid for by the residents of FairbanksNorth Star Borough.
Residents/residential materials are free; See CRF Fee Schedule.
Our current contractor is unable to recycle this type of plastic.
It is the resin identification code, which denotes what type of resin the pieceis made from. Here are the seven (7) different types: