In this month’s Dearest Alaska, we are exploring what it takes to manage the waste of a community. In Nome, one man is responsible for all the trash of the city, and that man’s name is Glenn Jones. KNOM’s Mitch Borden spent a day with Jones and got to see some of what goes into overseeing a rural community’s landfill.
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An earlier version of this story mistakenly stated Glenn Jones’ last name as Johnson. The error has been corrected.