Recycling in Denali Allows For Sustainable Travel


Alaska is the 14th state my husband and I have lived in, and one of the things that sticks with us the most is how each state—let alone municipality—handles recycling. We’ve seen a gamut—from organized source-separated recycling/composting to single-stream mixed recycling to no recycling.

Recycling, composting, and other zero waste practices present lofty goals anywhere, but when we made Healy our home in 2019, we quickly realized that Alaska trumps everywhere else in complexity because of logistics and the way things move in, out, and around the state. 

Where does a disposable plastic bottle end up when you toss it into a trash bin? If you’re visiting our backyard,

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