Recycling helps clean up peninsula

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008

In response to Mrs. Read's letter to the editor on April 9, I would like to add a few comments.

We at Peninsula Scrap & Salvage are cleaning up the peninsula and Alaska. Have you not noticed all of the "junk" we have on our property? All of this is headed for a recycling center to be reused, reprocessed and-or recovered; in other words recycled in order to send it back into the consumer stream.

This process not only saves valuable natural resources, but it also helps slow down the mining demand which is raping the land.

Let me just mention that with Peninsula Scrap & Salvage recycling this junk, it will decrease the operating budget of our landfill that normally has to deal with this stuff, in essence saving the community tax dollars.

Most of this "junk" has been recovered from property owners around the peninsula. Now people have somewhere convenient to bring these metals in the process of saving the environment and beautifying their properties and our neighborhoods.

This company is probably the single most progressive move that has hit the peninsula in years.

Think about it: The first real center for recycling all types of metals. This includes old appliances, junk cars, old equipment so on. Recycling is the wave of the future.

K-Beach Road frontage has long been recognized as commercial-use property. I can't think of a better location for this type of business. If it is easily accessible, this will encourage people to recycle. The big green fence was put up to lessen the visual impact on the neighborhoods around us. We are not only globally minded but, community-minded.

For the record, Peninsula Scrap & Salvage is not owned by S & R Enterprises. Recycling is not raping the land. Peninsula Scrap & Salvage is not in a neighborhood, nor is it a mess. It is a commercial enterprise on commercial property that employs 11 full-time employees and is growing.

Ron Smith


Peninsula Scrap & Salvage

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