Keno City's waste transfer station set to close by end of September

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The waste transfer system in one Yukon community is quickly coming to an end.

Keno City, Yukon, which is made up of about 24 people, is to be one of four unincorporated communities slated to lose its waste transfer system. The territory touts the move as a positive change economically and ecologically, though some residents are not happy about it.

Keno City has relied on the territory to remove its waste and truck it to the landfill in Whitehorse, about 464 kilometres away.

However, the territory says that the system can be costly — nearly $9 million annually, according to an interview last year with Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn — and it can have an impact on the environment from the

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