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Keeping Nome Clean in 2016

Anahma and Ric at Nome e-Waste Pickup 2016

Recycling is a complicated and often-unwieldy — but still important — task in the Alaska Bush. That’s why we’re happy to spread the word about Nome’s annual e-waste recycling event — and why we participate ourselves.

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Helping to Keep Alaska Clean

2015 e-Waste Pickup in Nome

A recent collection of “e-waste” in Nome was a singular opportunity for our community to make rural Alaska a cleaner place to live. We were happy not only to spread the word about this important community need but also to take part in it!

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Recycling, Nome’s way

Matt and Anna Rose at e-Waste Event

Nome’s annual e-waste event took place in late May, offering residents a chance to responsibly dispose of all sorts of electronic equipment. Thanks to you, KNOM was there.

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Update News: February 26th, 2014

In Wednesday’s news: BLM issues report on oil and gas drilling in Nat. Petroleum Reserve AK; Man arrested in Quinhagak for recent death of Lisa Johnson; Scientists confirm waters surrounding St. Lawrence Island as important bowhead feeding areas; Troopers investigate ATV crash near Aniak as possible criminal case; Nome landfill expands its recycling capabilities. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2014/02/2014-02-26-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: February 11th, 2014

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council passes two city ordinances, looks at crime stats, progress on recycling, and details on NSEDC energy rebate; AK senate votes to discard proposed pay-raise for governor and staff; President of BP Alaska says the company plans to increase spending in North Slope this year; Allen Moore wins Yukon Quest…

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A cleaner community

For the third year in a row, KNOM was proud to participate in a special recycling event in Nome last month: an annual collection of e-waste (discarded electronics, such as old or broken computers, spent batteries, and the like). Because of environmental concerns, e-waste cannot simply be thrown out; electronics tend to contain specific chemicals…

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Update News: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: U.S. House stripped relief bill of money for fishery disaster in Y-K Delta and Upper Cook Inlet; Alaska Legislature gaveled in yesterday for start of new legislative session; Governor Sean Parnell preparing for fourth State of the State address; Kawerak, Inc. still deciding how to move forward with regional recycling expansion project;…

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Profile: E- Waste Recycling Returns to Nome

This Friday and Saturday, Kawerak and Nome Eskimo Community are holding their annual e-waste event in Nome. Timed to work in conjunction with the City of Nome’s spring cleaning initiative, the event collects old electronics – ranging from computers and iPods to televisions and microwaves – and transports them to Seattle for recycling. The e-waste…

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