by The Associated Press
Sunday, June 13, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A Fairbanks homeless shelter has reached a milestone in recycling. The Fairbanks Rescue Mission collected its one-millionth pound of recyclables Saturday.
The Fairbanks Rescue Mission Recycling Center bills itself as the most comprehensive recycling program in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The operation provides a place for rescue mission clients to sharpen job skills and learn new skills, including driving a forklift.
Mission director Rodney Gaskins says paper is hauled to Anchorage and sold. Aluminum is sold locally. Proceeds help sustain the recycling and job training program at the mission.