Meet Judy Vars — TikTok star from the Mat-Su Valley Recycling Team!

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023 at 4:59 PM AKDT
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Meet Judy Vars. I was scrolling through TikTok and saw this lady with a nice smile, big glasses, and this unique verbal delivery. She was naturally humorous. I come to find out she works part-time at Valley Community Recycling (based in the Mat-Su) and was pitching their recycling booth at the 2023 Alaska State Fair. As are most of my stories, there is much more to Judy than just TikTok videos: She’s an artist, she used to sell cars in Salt Lake City, she’s been married for 25 years, and she even sold one of her art pieces to the late U.S. Senator from Alaska, Ted Stevens! Meet Judy Vars, a self-described "old hippie." Do you have a story idea? Email Dave at