Story last updated at 2:43 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2002

Borough to collect hazardous waste Friday
Chris Bernard
Happenings in Seldovia

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will hold its board meeting in Seldovia Friday at the Bayview Suites Hotel. The public is welcome to attend. For an agenda, directions or more information, call 283-7222 or 1-800-652-7222.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will hold its annual hazardous waste collection event in Seldovia Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the boat ramp near the small boat harbor.

The collection provides an opportunity for homeowners and small businesses to properly dispose of hazardous waste. There is no fee for homeowners and small waste volumes from businesses. Businesses must first call Phillip Environmental Inc., at (800)478-9008, to pre-register with types of materials and estimated volumes of wastes.

Businesses with more than 10 batteries or two 55-gallon drums will have to pay for management of any additonal waste. Those with questions should call the KPB Solid Waste Department at 262-9667.

The Seldovia Fire Department will be the beneficiary of a $25,000 grant from the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the KPB Assembly announced at a recent meeting. The grant is part of a spruce bark beetle fire mitigation grant given the borough by the federal government.