Matanuska-Susitna Borough

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Different types of waste need to be disposed of in different ways. Click on a topic below to see the best way to dispose of it, to see if it is accepted at our facilities, or where to take it otherwise.

Fees for these materials can be found on the Solid Waste Division Fee Page. Fees are validated each year as an Assembly resolution.

All loads must be properly secured in accordance with Borough code 8.05.070.

The MSB SWD reserves the right to issue warnings and restrict access to any employee, contractor, and/or member of the public who fail to comply with these policies.

Do you need to dispose of an item not covered in this list? Give us a call at 907-861-7600.

AM-AU

Flags are accepted at all locations. Please give your flag to the Waste Disposal Technician at the gate/scale house and it will be properly disposed of in accordance with The United States Flag Code (4 USC Sec 8 Para (k) Amended 7 July 1976).

Dead livestock or wildlife carcasses that may have infectious or contagious diseases must be disposed of under the guidance and authorization of the State Veterinarian and/or Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game.

Central Landfill: Small animal carcasses (up to 150 lbs.) must be double-bagged and tied in leak-proof bags before disposal. Large animal carcasses (more than 150 lbs.) can be disposed of at the working face Monday through Saturday (special handling fees may apply).

Transfer Stations: Small animal carcasses (up to 150 lbs.) must be double-bagged and tied in leak-proof bags before disposal. Large animal carcasses (more than 150 lbs.) are not accepted at Transfer Stations.

Central Landfill: Small quantities (up to two 33-gallon trash bags) must be double-bagged and tied in leak-proof bags before disposal. Large quantities (three or more 33-gallon trash bags) can be disposed of at the working face Monday through Saturday (special handling fees may apply).NOTE: Horse manure that is not mixed with other types of manure may be disposed of at the compost pile.

Transfer Stations: Small quantities (up to two 33-gallon trash bags) must be double-bagged and tied in leak-proof bags before disposal. Large quantities (three or more 33-gallon trash bags) are not accepted at Transfer Stations.

The Central Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility (HWF) and all Transfer Stations accept up to one (1) gallon for free per day from residential customers. Fees apply for additional gallons, business generated antifreeze/coolant, and antifreeze/coolant from outside of the MSB.

Central Landfill: Up to one (1) gallon of antifreeze/coolant from residential customers is accepted at the HWF during landfill operational hours.
  • Customer must pour antifreeze/coolant directly into the labeled trough on the west side of the HWF.
  • Customer may dispose of empty antifreeze/coolant container in the tote to the left of trough, after replacing cap on container.
  • More than one (1) gallon and/or business generated antifreeze/coolant is accepted at the HWF only on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.
Transfer Stations: Transfer Stations accept up to five (5) gallons of antifreeze/coolant per residential customer, per day, at the designated area within each specific transfer station.
  • Customer must pour antifreeze/coolant directly into the labeled container.
  • Customer may dispose of empty antifreeze/coolant container at the residential disposal area.
  • More than five (5) gallons and/or business generated antifreeze/coolant should be taken to the Central Landfill HWF in Palmer on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.

"Appliances" includes any maching not containing CFC (Freon) such as washing machines, dryers, stoves, ranges, hot water heaters, microwaves, etc.

Central Landfill: Appliances, excluding CFC containing appliances, may be disposed of at the scrap metal pile (in most cases). Please see "Refrigerators" below for disposal of CFC containing appliances.

Transfer Stations: Appliances are accepted ONLY at the Big Lake Transfer Station and must not exceed five (5) cubic yards and/or eight (8) feet in length.

Central Landfill: Asbestos is accepted on a case-by-case basis. Individuals can contact the Environmental Operations Unit at 907-861-7604 for application information.

Transfer Stations: Asbestos is not accepted at Transfer Stations. Please contact the Environmental Operations Unit at 907-861-7604 for disposal information.

Alternative Option: Consider contacting a local asphal company for disposal - your asphalt may have value!

Central Landfill: Asphalt may be disposed of at the Construction & Demolition cell.

Transfer Stations: Asphalt is not accepted at any Transfer Stations due to size/weight limits.

All gas and engine fluids must be drained prior to disposal.
See "Engines" below for engine and transmission acceptance information.
See "Tires" below for tire acceptance information.

Alternative Option: Local towing/scrap companies can be found at http://www.matsugov.us/community-clean-up-program.

Central Landfill: ATV's and snowmachines may be disposed of at the scrap metal pile.

Transfer Stations: ATV's and snowmachines are accepted ONLY at the Big Lake Transfer Station and must not exceed five (5) cubic yards and/or eight (8) feet in length.

Automobiles and RV's in their complete forms are not accepted.
See "Engines" below for engine and transmission acceptance information.
See "Tires" below for tire acceptance information.

Alternative Option: Local towing/scrap companies can be found at http://www.matsugov.us/community-clean-up-program.

Central Landfill: Automobile and RV parts may be disposed of at the proper area (scrap metal, C&D, or HHW) based on the material.

Transfer Stations: Automobile and RV parts are accepted ONLY at the Big Lake Transfer Station and must not exceed five (5) cubic yards and/or eight (8) feet in length.

BA-BU

Barbecues and grills may be inspected with a heat sensor by the Waste Disposal Technician.
The propane tank (if applicable) must be detached from the unit.
See "Compressed Gas" below for propane tank disposal information.

Central Landfill: Customer must remove all ash from the unit. Barbecues and grills may be disposed of at the scrap metal pile.

Transfer Stations: Customer must remove all ash from the unit. Barbecues and grills are accepted ONLY at the Big Lake Transfer Station and must not exceed five (5) cubic yards and/or eight (8) feet in length.

Barbed wire must be cut into one foot (1') or shorter segments prior to disposal.

Central Landfill: Barbed wire that has been cut into one foot (1') or shorter segments may be disposed of at the scrap metal pile.

Transfer Stations: Barbed wire that has been cut into one foot (1') or shorter segments is accepted ONLY at the Big Lake Transfer Station and must not exceed five (5) cubic yards and/or eight (8) feet in length.

Alternative Option: Many batteries can be recycled. Contact your local battery, electronics, auto parts store or scrap metal yard for possible recycling information.

Central Landfill:
Automobile Batteries (lead acid Pb batteries) - car or larger 12-volt:
  • Residential customers can bring up to five (5) 12-volt automobile batteries to the HWF during landfill operational hours and placed in the battery tote located on the west side of the facility.
  • More than five (5) 12-volt automobile batteries can be brought to the HWF only on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.
Automobile Batteries (lead acid Pb batteries) - car or larger 24-volt:
  • 24-volt automobile batteries can be brought to the HWF only on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.
Alkaline Batteries (AA, AAA, C, and D):
  • Non-rechargeable batteries may be thrown away in your general household kitchen trash.
  • Rechargeable batteries may be brought to the HWF during landfill operational hours and placed inside the bucket in the battery tote located on the west side of the facility.
Lithium Ion (Li Ion), Lithium Polymer (Li Poly), Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), and Nicket Metal Hydride (NiMH):
  • Li Ion, Li Poly, NiCd, and NiMH batteries can be brought to the HWF during landfill operational hours and placed inside the bucket in the battery tote located on the west side of the facility.
Transfer Stations:
Automobile Batteries (lead acid Pb batteries) - car or larger 12- or 24-volt:
  • Residential customers can bring up to five (5) 12-volt automobile batteries to a Transfer Station during regular operational hours and placed in the designated battery tote (ask attendant).
  • More than five (5) 12- or 24-volt automobile batteries should be taken to the HWF in Palmer only on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.
Alkaline Batteries (AA, AAA, C, and D):
  • Non-rechargeable batteries may be thrown away in your general household kitchen trash.
  • Rechargeable batteries may be placed in the designated battery tote during regular operational hours.
Lithium Ion (Li Ion), Lithium Polymer (Li Poly), Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), and Nicket Metal Hydride (NiMH):
  • Li Ion, Li Poly, NiCd, and NiMH batteries can be placed in the designated battery tote during regular operational hours.
Central Landfill: Boats may be inspected by the Waste Disposal Technician.
  • All fluids and gas tanks must be drained.
  • All engines, propane, and fuel tanks must be removed.
  • Metal boats may be disposed of at the scrap metal pile.
  • Wood and fiberglass boat hulls may be disposed of at the Construction & Demolition (C&D) cell.

Transfer Stations: Boats are not accepted at any Transfer Stations due to size/weight limits.

Green and/or dead vegetation, including, but not limited to: brush, grass, hay, leaves, and wood chips is accepted at the Central Landfill and all Transfer Stations and may be disposed of at the areas designated by the SWD.

Stumps are not accepted at the Transfer Stations at any time. Please bring your stumps to the Central Landfill.

  • For fire prevention purposes, vegetation must be removed from any bags or containers.
  • Vegetation should be spread/broadcast as much as possible to prevent fires.
  • No bags, containers, household garbage, hazardous waste, scrap metal, or construction & demolition refuse are allowed in the brush piles.
  • Customers may take wood chips (when available) on a first come, first served basis. Wood chips must be loaded manually by customer. Chipping will take place towards the end of the summer.

Burn barrels are accepted at all locations. Transfer Station loads must not exceed five (5) cubic yards in volume and/or eight (8) feet in length.

  • Waste Disposal Technicians will inspect all burn barrels with an infrared heat sensor/thermometer.
  • Barrel ash should be within five (5) degrees of the current outdoor temperature.
  • Burn barrels will not be accepted if they contained burning material within the past seven (7) days.
  • Cold burn barrels and barrel ash may be disposed of at the residential disposal wall/area or placed in a designated container (ask technician).

Dead livestock or wildlife carcasses that may have infectious or contagious diseases must be disposed of under the guidance and authorization of the State Veterinarian and/or Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game.

Central Landfill: Residential and/or fish processing waste is accepted at the Central Landfill.
  • Butchering and/or fish processing waste should not contain liquid waste.
  • Small quantities (less than 150 lbs.) must be double-bagged and tied in leak-proof bags and can be disposed of at the residential wall.
  • Large quantities (more than 150 lbs.) can be disposed of at the working face Monday through Saturday. Special handling fees may apply.

Commercial butchering and/or fish processing waste disposal must be coordinated through the Operations Unit. Please call 907-861-7620 for more information.

Transfer Stations: Butchering and/or fish processing waste is not accepted at any Transfer Stations.

CA-FU

Commercial loads of cardboard (more than 1 cubic yard) are not accepted at the Central Landfill or Transfer Stations and must be taken to VCRS in Palmer or outside of the Mat-Su Borough.

Cardboard in your residential household trash should be recycled at VCRS.

Small quantities of cardboard (less than 1 cubic yard) may be recycled at your local Transfer Station recycling bin (if available).

Cardboard may be picked up by a curbside recycling pick-up service.

For compressed gases not listed, please call 907-861-7604 for more information.

Acetylene Tanks of any size are not accepted. Please contact the retailer or manufacturer listed on the tank for disposal information.

Oxygen Tanks of any size are not accepted. Please contact the retailer or manufacturer listed on the tank for disposal information.

Helium Tanks of all sizes are accepted at the Hazardous Waste Facility (HWF) only on HAZMAT Days. Contents must be expelled and valve must be open or removed.

Propane Tanks
  • All sizes (including the little Coleman gas stove bottles) are accepted at the HWF only on HAZMAT Days. Contents must be expelled and valve must be open or removed.
  • Tanks up to 35 lbs (or 5 gallons) are accepted at Transfer Stations during regular operating hours. Contents must be expelled and valve must be open or removed.

Central Landfill: Concrete may be disposed of at the Construction & Demolition (C&D) cell.

Transfer Stations: Concrete is not accepted at any Transfer Stations due to size/weight limits.

All ink/toner cartridges (if applicable) must be removed.
Please see "Prohibited Waste" below for information on illuminated signs such as exit signs, glowing business store name signs, reader boards, etc.

Alternative Option: Many manufacturers offer recycling programs that can be found on their websites.

Central Landfill: All electronics can be disposed of along with general household waste.
  • Small copy machines can be disposed of at the residential wall.
  • Large heavy units can be disposed of at the working face.
  • Televisions can be dropped off at the Hazardous Waste Facility only on HAZMAT Days.
  • Large commercial loads of electronics must be coordinated through the Environmental Unit by calling 907-861-7604.

Transfer Stations: Electronics that do not exceed five (5) cubic yards or eight (8) feet in length can be disposed of at the residential disposal area.

Engines and transmissions may be inspected by a Waste Disposal Technician or Solid Waste Utility Worker.
All fluids must be drained prior to disposal.
Oil pan and valve covers must be removed.

Central Landfill: Engines and transmissions may be disposed of at the scrap metal pile.

Transfer Stations: Engines and transmissions are accepted ONLY at the Big Lake Transfer Station and must not exceed five (5) cubic yards and/or eight (8) feet in length.

Alternative Option: Your fire extinguisher may be rechargeable. Contact a local fire protection company that provides this service.

Central Landfill: Fire extinguishers may be brought to the Hazardous Waste Facility on HAZMAT Days and given directly to an Environmental Unit employee.

Transfer Stations: Fire extinguishers are not accepted at any Transfer Stations.

Alternative Option: You can call a local fireworks distributor and ask about possible disposal options through their company.

Fireworks, even if expired, must be dissolved in water and wrapped in plastic before disposal. Never place dry fireworks in the garbage, they pose a fire/explosion hazard to people and property.

  • Completely submerge fireworks in a large bucket of water and soak overnight.
  • Double wrap the completely soaked fireworks in plastic wrap or two plastic bags so they do not dry out.
  • Place the double-bagged fireworks in the household trash or take them to the closest Central Landfill or Transfer Station.

Central Landfill and Transfer Stations: Upon arrival at the scale or gatehouse, declare the fireworks. The attendant will inspect the load to ensure compliance with the soaking policy. Soaked and double-bagged fireworks may be disposed of at the residential wall/area.

This is potentially a very dangerous scenario so please ensure you follow all rules relevant to this policy.

Alternative Option: Compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and fluorescent bulbs/lamps/tubes are accepted for recycling at many local hardware and battery stores.

Hazardous Waste Facility: Residential customers can bring up to ten (10) fluorescent bulbs for free on HAZMAT Days. Fees apply for additional bulbs.

Central Landfill and Transfer Stations: Fluorescent bulbs can be disposed of at the residential disposal wall/area at the all locations.

Commercial Drop-offs: Large quantities of fluorescent bulbs should be coordinated through the Environmental Unit. Please call 907-861-7604.

Furniture, or brown goods, can include couches, loveseats, mattresses, box springs, talbes, chairs, desks, bookshelves, etc.

Central Landfill: Furniture, or brown goods, can be disposed of at the Construction & Demolition (C&D) cell.

Transfer Stations: Furniture, or brown goods, that do not exceed five (5) cubic yards or eight (8) feet in length are accepted and can be disposed of at the residential disposal area.

HO-MO

Household Hazardous Wastes are accepted only at the Hazardous Waste Facility (HWF) and only on HAZMAT Days, while Universale Waste products are accepted during daily landfill operational hours.

Universal Waste: These items are accepted on a daily basis, but are limited to a certain amount per residential customer. Please see the item's tab on this page for specific information about:
  • Antifreeze & Coolant
  • Batteries
  • Motor Oil
  • Paint (LATEX ONLY)
  • Oil & Grease (cooking)

HAZMAT Days: Every Wednesday and Saturday (with the exception of Holidays) there is a scheduled collection of household hazardous waste at the HWF. Between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, residential customers may dispose of up to forty (40) pounds of hazardous waste free of charge. Free amounts do not apply to business disposals. Additional hazardous waste may be disposed of for an additional cost.

Please Note:
  • Try to keep products in their original containers.
  • Label all containers.
  • Identify unlabeled or unknown material to the best of your knowledge.
  • Do not mix any products.
  • Protect from tipping over during transport.
  • No leaking containers are accepted.
  • Keep away from passengers during transport.
Accepted Items: Items that can be dropped off at the HWF on HAZMAT Days may include, but are not limited to:
  • Acids
  • Adhesives
  • Brake Fluid
  • Caustics
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Disinfectants
  • Floor Wax
  • Fuel/Gasoline
  • Furniture Stripper
  • Herbicides
  • Oil-Based Paint
  • Paint Thinner
  • PCB's
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Printing and Photographic Chemicals

The above items listed under "Accepted Items" are not accepted at Transfer Stations. Household Hazardous Waste is only accepted at the Hazardous Waste Facility next to the Central Landfill in Palmer.

The regulations governing the marijuana industry in Alaska are overseen by the Marijuana Control Board and are found in Title 3, Chapter 306 of the Alaska Administrative Code (3 AAC 306).

Although the Marijuana Control Board may approve other disposal methods, the regulations require that when marijuana waste is disposed, it must be made unusable by grinding the plant waste and mixing it with at least an equal amount of other materials prior to delivery to a landfill.

Central Landfill: The Central Landfill accepts marijuana plant waste on an appointment only basis. Please call 907-861-7604 to make an appointment.
  • Marijuana plant waste must be made unusable by grinding the plant waste and mixing it with at least an equal amount of other materials before disposal.
  • Any marijuana plant waste that has been processed with a solvent must be disposed out of state at an appropriate facility, according to the Marijuana Control Board.

Transfer Stations: Transfer Stations do not accept marijuana plant waste. Please contact the Central Landfill at 907-861-7604 for disposal options.

Sharps and/or Needles: Sharps and/or needles from residential customers are accepted at all locations only in securely sealed, leak resistant and puncture resistant rigid containers, such as glass bottles. Bio-hazard containers are preferred and can be purchased at most pharmacies.
  • Sealed containers must be given directly to the waste disposal technician at the scalehouse or gate house and not placed in the residential disposal area.
  • Containers should be kept to one (1) gallon or less.
Commercially Generated Medical Waste:
  • Treated medical waste is accepted only at the Central Landfill and only with approval through the Environmental Operations Unit. Please call the Environmental Unit at 907-861-7604.
  • Untreated medical waste (excluding sharps and/or needles) is not accepted.
  • Medical waste (excluding sharps and/or needles) is not accepted at any Transfer Stations.

Please see "Compressed Gas Tanks" above for acetylene tank, helium tank, oxygen tank, propane tank, and other compressed gas cylinder disposal information, including Coleman gas stove bottles.

Please see "Burn Barrels & Barrel Ash" above for burn barrel and barrel ash acceptance information.

Central Landfill:
  • Metal tanks will be inspected by a Utility Worker or Laborer.
  • Non-pressurized metal tanks may be disposed of at the scrap metal pile.
  • All non-pressurized tanks must have one end completely removed for inspection.
  • No residue of hazardous or liquid wastes may be present.
Transfer Stations:
  • Pressurized and non-pressurized tanks are not accepted at Transfer Stations due to size and weight limits.
Central Landfill:
  • Mobile homes, trailers, and camper shells may be inspected by a Utility Worker or Laborer.
  • All mobile homes, trailers, and camper shells must be empty.
  • All batteries, tanks (propane or otherwise), household trash, and liquids must be removed.
  • Mobile homes, trailers, and camper shells may be disposed of at the C&D cell.
Transfer Stations:
  • Mobile homes, trailers, and camper shells are not accepted at Transfer Stations due to size and weight limits.

The Central Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility (HWF) and all Transfer Stations accept up to five (5) gallons for free per day from residential customers. Fees apply for additional gallons, business generated motor oil, and motor oil from outside of the MSB.

Transmission fluid and hydraulic fluid may be included with used motor oil.

Brake fluid is only accepted on HAZMAT Days. Please see "Household Hazardous Waste" above for more information.

Central Landfill: Up to five (5) gallons of motor oil per residential customer, per day, is accepted at the HWF during landfill operational hours.
  • Customer must pour motor oil directly into the labeled trough on the west side of the HWF.
  • Customer may dispose of empty oil container in the tote to the left of trough, after replacing cap on container.
  • More than five (5) gallons and/or business generated motor oil is accepted at the HWF only on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.

Transfer Stations: Transfer Stations accept up to ten (10) gallons of motor oil per residential customer, per day, at the designated area within each specific transfer station.
  • Customer must pour motor oil directly into the labeled container.
  • Customer may dispose of empty motor oil container at the residential disposal area.
  • More than ten (10) gallons and/or business generated motor oil is not accepted at Transfer Stations. Customer can make arrangements for pick-up through a private company, or bring it to the Central Landfill's HWF on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.

See "Engines" below for engine and transmission acceptance information.
See "Tires" below for tire acceptance information.

Alternative Option: Local towing/scrap companies can be found at http://www.matsugov.us/community-clean-up-program.

Central Landfill: Motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds may be disposed of at the scrap metal pile. ALL fluids must be drained prior to disposal.

Transfer Stations: Motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds are not accepted at Transfer Stations due to size and weight limits.

OI-TI

NOTE: Often times the cooking oil received at the Hazardous Waste Facility (HWF) is half full of water and food scraps, with the cooking oil separating to the top of the container and the water and food scraps to the bottom. When these types of buckets are consolidated into metal drums at the HWF, the water and food scrap mixture creates gases causing drums to expand and no longer be road worthy for the hazardous waste transporter.

To reduce the costs of your disposal, the Borough suggests allowing your containers of cooking oil to separate and then pour just the oil into a different container for disposal. Dispose of the leftover water and food scraps as you normally would. This will help reduce the cost of disposal for you and help us keep our costs low as well.

The Central Landfill HWF and Transfer Stations accept up to five (5) gallons of used cooking oil for free per day from residential customers. Fees apply for additional gallons, business generated oil, and oil from outside the MSB.

Oil and grease should be in a sealed and disposable container.

Central Landfill: Up to five (5) gallons of cooking oil and grease per residential customer, per day, is accepted at the HWF during landfill operational hours.
  • Customer must place sealed oil/grease container into labeled tote on the west side of the HWF.
  • More than five (5) gallons and/or business generated cooking oil is accepted at the HWF only on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.
Transfer Stations: Transfer Stations accept up to ten (10) gallons of cooking oil per residential customer, per day, at the designated area within each specific transfer station.
  • Customer must place sealed oil/grease container into labeled totes in designated area of each facility.
  • Transfer Stations are not meant to provide a solution to disposing commercial quantities of cooking oils. Please contact private haulers for these types of services.
  • More than ten (10) gallons and/or business generated cooking oil is not accepted at Transfer Stations. Customer can make arrangements for pick-up through a private company, or bring it to the Central Landfill's HWF on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.

The Central Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility (HWF) and Transfer Stations accept up to five (5) gallons of latex paint for free per day from residential customers. Fees apply for additional gallons, business generated paint, and all oil-based paint.

Central Landfill
Latex Paint: Up to five (5) gallons of latex paint per residential customer, per day, is accepted at the HWF during landfill operational hours.
  • Customer must place paint container into labeled tote on the west side of the HWF.
  • More than five (5) gallons and/or business generated latex paint is accepted at the HWF only on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.

Oil-Based Paint: is accepted at the HWF only on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.

Transfer Stations:
  • Transfer Stations accept up to ten (10) gallons of latex paint per residential customer, per day, at the designated area within each specific transfer station.
  • More than ten (10) gallons and/or business generated latex paint is not accepted at Transfer Stations and should be brought to the HWF on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.
  • Oil-based paint is not accepted at Transfer Stations and should be brought to the HWF on HAZMAT Days. Please check in at the HAZMAT office.

The Central Landfill and Transfer Stations do not accept medications for disposal, including, but not limited to: controlled substances, drugs, medicine, narcotics, and pharmaceuticals.

Alternative Option:
  • The Mat-Su Borough participates in one-day collection events twice per year for unused and expired pharmaceuticals. You can find a nearby collection site by visiting www.dea.gov and searching for "Take Back Day". Or you can call 1-800-882-9529. Only pills and other solids, like patches, can be brought to the collection sites - needles or other sharps are accepted at the landfill scale house or transfer station gatehouses. Please see "Medical Waste" above for more information on sharps and needles.
  • Some local pharmacies sell postage paid envelopes for medication disposal throughout the year. Other pharmacies give out "safe medication disposal" bags you can use at home. Contact your local pharmacy or healthcare provider for safe disposal options.

Please do not flush medications down the toilet or wash them down the drain. This includes prescription and nonprescription medications intended to be swallowed, inhaled, injected, applied to the skin or eyes, or otherwise absorbed by the body. Most wastewater treatment facilities are not designed to filter out pharmaceuticals and medications.

WARNING: Do not attempt to remove refrigerant or compressors yourself. Improperly handled refrigerant may result in physical harm. Only properly trained individuals using EPA-approved refrigerant recovery equipment should attempt to remove refrigerant from appliances. You can find answers to FAQ by visiting the EPA website or by clicking HERE.

Customer must remove food, doors, shelves, and drawers PRIOR to arriving at the landfill.

All CFC containing appliances will be charged a CFC evacuation fee (a.k.a. decanting). The only exceptions to this fee are units that have been previously evacuated by a properly trained technician. A certificate of evacuation must be provided at the time of disposal for the CFC evacuation fee to be waived.

Central Landfill:
  • Residential and commercial refrigerators, freezers, and other CFC containing appliances are accepted at the Central Landfill.
  • In addition to the CFC evacuation fee, CFC containing appliances will be charged the current scrap metal rate for the weight of the CFC containing appliance.
Transfer Stations:
  • Residential refrigerators are accepted ONLY at the Big Lake Transfer Station and must not exceed five (5) cubic yards and/or eight (8) feet in length.
  • In addition to the CFC evacuation fee, residential refrigerators will be charged the current cubic yard rate for the volume of the refrigerator.

"Scrap Metal" includes, but is not limited to: appliances, barbecues, bicycles, car parts, engine parts or blocks, lawn mowers, metal tanks, satellite dishes, washers and dryers, etc.

All fluids such as oil and gas must be drained prior to disposal. Please see "Engines & Transmissions" above for engine disposal info, and "Refrigerators" above for refrigerator disposal info.

Central Landfill: Scrap metal may be disposed of at the scrap metal pile. NO salvaging is allowed.

Transfer Stations: Scrap metal is accepted ONLY at the Big Lake Transfer Station and must not exceed five (5) cubic yards and/or eight (8) feet in length. NO salvaging is allowed.

Central Landfill: Spray foam insulation cylinders are accepted only at the Hazardous Waste Facility (HWF) and only on HAZMAT Days. All spray foam insulation cylinders (empty or with residual material) shall be brought to the HWF.

Transfer Stations: Spray foam insulation cylinders are not accepted at Transfer Stations.

Alternative Option: Consider contacting a local scrap yard or tire company to see if they accept used tires for recycling or reuse purposes.

Central Landfill: Tires must be removed from rims/wheels and may be disposed of at the Construction & Demolition (C&D) cell.

Transfer Stations: Small quantities (4 or less) of tires removed from rims/wheels may be disposed of at the residential disposal area.

Appendix

Click on an item below to find the corresponding policy.

Acetylene Tanks | Acids | Adhesives | Air Conditioners | Alkaline Batteries | All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV's) | American Flags | Animal Carcass | Animal Feces | Antifreeze | Appliances | Asbestos | Ash | Asphalt | ATV | Automobile | Automobile Engine | Automobile Fluids | Automobile Oil | Automobile Parts | Automobile Tires | Automobile Transmission