Day: October 30, 2017

Talking Trash: The garbage that doesn’t make it to the dump

Haines is a scenic town, surrounded by the ocean and towering mountains. But there’s one big eyesore that’s taken over parts of the area: garbage. Like some other cities, illegal dumping is a problem the community can’t seem to get a handle on. But, there’s hope that could change with a different system for waste disposal. About 25 miles out the Haines Highway, there’s a pullout. From the road, a large sand pile obstructs trails leading to the Chilkat River. In the summer they provide a short route down to the water. In the winter, a popular cross-country...

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