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The Fairbanks North Star Borough will open its long-awaited Central Recycling Facility Sept 1 in an area just north of the Johansen Expressway.

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A network of partnerships between nonprofit organizations, government agencies and private-sector recycling companies is planning to step up efforts to clean up junk and electronic waste that’s been accumulating for decades in remote communities around Alaska. The partnerships are racing to clean up as much of the stuff as possible by 2020, when federal funding for the projects is scheduled to run out.