We found out that they have quite a recycling program here due to many factors one of which is that most of the residents of Juneau are pretty progressive in their thought and don't mind paying taxes for services. The borough's incinerator stopped working recently (last year or so) and paying the expense of replacing it hasn't gotten much support. I'm not really sure of all the politics involved yet but one result I do know about is the long list of materials that they will take to recycle. The facility is located at the landfill but I was really impressed with how clean it looks and how little smell it evoked. They take glass, tin, aluminum, cardboard, plastics (several different numbers), paper, mixed paper, newspaper and magazines, plastic bags and a few other things I can't remember right now.
We have enough room in our garage to setup a collection area so it isn't in the house and we can take it every 3-4 weeks. They don't have curbside pickup yet but I bet they are working on it!