- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A nonprofit recycling group will not participate in this year’s Tanana Valley State Fair after the two parties could not agree on payment.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1O87log ) that Green Star Recycling announced Tuesday that it wouldn’t run recycling this year because the fair wouldn’t pay for services.

Green Star Executive Director Becca Brado says recycling for the fair costs about $5,000 for equipment, supplies, signs and staff. She says fair managers said they wouldn’t provide any money to offset costs.

Tanana Valley State Fair Executive Director Joyce Whitehorn says the fair had offered a booth and fair passes for the volunteers, which equal about $4,000 in value but did not dispute the split. She says fair sponsors have been dropping and paying for recycling wasn’t in the budget.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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