Solid Waste Division

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    Central Landfill

    is located at
    1201 N. 49th State Street
    Just off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway
    Telephone: (907) 861-7600
    Fax: (907) 861-7609

  • ** Click on the Site below to view a location map .**

    Site Phone Hours Days
    Central Landfill 861-7600 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday
    9:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday
    Big Lake Transfer 892-7408 10:00 am to 5:30 pm 7 days a week
    Butte Transfer 746-1201 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Thursday - Monday
    Sutton Transfer 746-1179 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Friday - Sunday
    Talkeetna Transfer 733-1736 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday - Tuesday
    Trapper Creek Trading Post 733-2315 8:00 am to 10:00 pm 7 days week
    (operated by contractor)
    Willow Transfer 495-5826

    10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    ATTENTION: Beginning April 1,2012

    NEW HOURS 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday - Tuesday

    Long Rifle Lodge


    745-5151 9:00 am to 8:00 pm 7 days a week
    (operated by contractor)
    Pt. MacKenzie General Store 373-0931 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday - Friday
      9:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday - Sunday
    (operated by contractor) Closed Mondays

    Central Landfill is closed on: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

    All Borough Transfer Sites are closed on : New Years Day, President's Day, Seward's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


 Solid Waste Division Rates Effective January 1, 2015

A rate change becomes effective on January 1, 2015.  The Solid Waste Division operates an extensive network of Transfer Stations along with the Central Landfill. Services require infrastructure, employees and maintenance which drive operational costs.  The Division makes every effort to keep costs down through creative maintenance programs, limited payroll and other means however, landfills are expensive and large projects drive rate increases.  In FY 14 a $330,000 project or Cell 2A Closure Phase 1 prepared an old cell for closure to EPA standards.  Final closure will take place next year at a cost of approximately $3,000,000. It is these types of projects that skew the budget and necessitate rate increases.  The alternative to the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund is a tax on all property owners. Although the best method for running the landfill will continuously be evaluated, for now the Solid Waste Division is run like a business taking no tax revenues and operating in most part on revenues collected at the gates.


Hauling of unsecured refuse is prohibited. $12.00 fee for unsecured loads will be assessed upon entry to the landfill. Loads must be tarped or tied down. This includes garbage cans with lids or trash bags.

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Matanuska-Susitna Borough
350 E. Dahlia Ave.
Palmer, Ak 99645
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM