Carlile Transportation, a leader in shipping to Alaska, is set to transport thousands of pounds of recyclable waste from the Denali Borough to the Community Recycling Center in Palmer as part of a national initiative to keep waste out of landfills by providing waste transport to reduce the impact of said waste. For a third year, Carlile is supporting the Denali Zero-Landfill Project by donating two 40-foot containers, which are being placed at transfer stations in Cantwell and Healy to enable recycling. The company provides waste transport to the recycling center in Palmer throughout the summer.
Carlile has been a key part in reducing thousands of pounds of waste in local landfills.
The company joined the National Parks Zero-Landfill initiative three years ago when 100 million pounds of waste was being left behind annually from national parks throughout the US. Denali National Park was one of three pilot parks nationally considered to be on the leading edge of sustainable tourism. The other parks were Yosemite National Park and Grand Teton National Park. The national initiative is sponsored by Subaru of America, the National Park Service, the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Park Foundation, community partners, and dozens of regional businesses, like Carlile.
“We strive to be good neighbors by helping to reduce waste and protect the environment in the communities we serve,” said Carlile Transportation President Terry Howard.
Carlile has focused on several environmental initiatives in Alaska and nationally over the years. The company supports the Alaska Department of Fish and Game by donating transportation for a major wood bison restoration project in North America, further cementing Carlile’s commitment to Alaskan recycling and environmental conservation. Additionally, the company installed a new eco-friendly Chitosan-Enhanced Sand Filtration system at its facility in Tacoma, Washington, to ensure Carlile remains compliant with all regulations and to protect the waterways of surrounding communities.