Backhaul Alaska coordinates the hauling of hazardous waste out of rural Alaska communities. The program will begin with village generated wastes, and slowly expand to become a waste service for agencies, individuals, and corporations doing business in rural Alaska. There is no safe way to discard hazardous wastes in rural Alaska, and backhauling is expensive and logistically difficult. A well-coordinated statewide backhaul program will reduce risks to health and the environment, stretch rural Alaska's limited dollar, and protect subsistence resources.
The Solid Waste Task Force is actively involved in all aspects of the Backhaul Alaska Program. To see a brief brochure about the program see below, and for details about the program go to the Backhaul Alaska website at www.backhaulalaska.org.