Chignik Lagoon IGAP Newsletter
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
To improve the overall well-being of the community of Chignik Lagoon, the IGAP staff are working on a recycling handbook to distribute to each household.
IGAP staff would like to make recycling a traditional and cultural practice as well as helping our landfill to last longer.
The recycle center is open at the sub building, however please call the village office to make an appointment to get in.
Items we accept:
Please make sure everything is clean and undamaged.
We are currently accepting old batteries, propane bottles, plastic bottles and aluminum cans. These can be dropped off where the old IGAP office was next to the post office.
Air Quality Environmental Tip:
Tribal communities across the state have created the Alaska Tribal Air Tool-kit in an attempt to help reduce poor air quality. The tool-kit is free of charge and has many helpful tips for helping improve the air we breathe. See the link below.
Open Burning in Rural Alaska
Open burning is defined as any burning where smoke is emitted directly into the air, instead of passing through a smoke stack or vent. This includes burning piles on the ground, in barrels, or inside of large open bins or containers.
If done improperly, open burning can cause serious problems. Poorly managed burning can smolder, creating more smoke and air pollution. It can also leave unburned waste in the ash. Unattended burns can start wildfires.
It's easy to make mistakes; roots and other organic matter can still burn a foot or more underground even after you extinguish your fire.
There are a few easy steps to follow in keeping a safe campfire:
And remember, YOU are ultimately responsible for your fire!