Tribal Environmental Program

Maniilaq Assocication has committed the “Tribal Environmental Program” (TEP) to establish a comprehensive backhaul-recycling program in the region benefiting the health and the environment of current and future generations of inhabitants of the northwest arctic.

The TEP has implemented such a recycling program in Kotzebue as well as a regional backhaul program to assist communities within our service area stage and transport recyclable materials via Kotzebue to Anchorage and/or Seattle. The project is a partnership between Maniilaq Association and its member tribes, City of Kotzebue, Northwest Arctic Borough/Municipalities, and regional transportation providers. Two years since inception program has backhauled for recycling; over 70,000 lbs. e waste, 2 tons of Fluorescent lights, 16 tons lead-acid batteries and over 3 tons of ‘white goods’ (washers/dryers and refrigerator/freezers), other stuff!

For Recycling/Brownfield Program Information contact:

Stanley Tomaszewski
Recycling Tech./Brownfield Coordinator
Maniilaq Assoc.
Tribal Environmental Program
P.O. Box 256
Kotzebue, AK 99752
(907)442-7639 fax (907)442-7827


Download: Backhaul-Recycling Program Overview (PDF)

Download: Selawik Brownfield Inventory (.DOC)

Download: Public Record-Brownfields ( .XLS)