Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Public Works

The MSB Public Works Department will be recognized by residents and Borough employees as providing high quality road, vehicle and facility maintenance as well as solid waste disposal and recycling services. We will be known for responsiveness, reliability, good stewardship of public funds and compassionate attention given to the needs of every resident and employee.

The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide safe and efficient operation and maintenance of Borough roads, vehicles and facilities as well as cost effective and safe operation of Borough utilities including solid waste disposal, water treatment, wastewater treatment and flood control services.


Road Complaint Hotline: (907) 861-7755
Road Signs & Street Lights: (907) 861-7755
Road Project Management: (907) 861-7754
Talkeetna Water & Sewer: (907) 861-7753
Facility Maintenance: (907) 861-7754
Vehicle Maintenance: (907) 861-7754
Terry Dolan, Director of Public Works
Phone: (907) 861-7756
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Jim Jenson,
Phone: (907) 861-7752
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Operations and Maintenance

The Operations and Maintenance (O & M) Division manages road improvement projects, natural resource projects, and community projects. We provide maintenance of:

  • Roads
  • Facilities
  • Utilities
  • Vehicles (excluding Emergency Services vehicles)


Robert Vroman Public Works Building: 1420 South Industrial Way, Palmer
Phone: (907) 861-7753
Fax: (907 ) 861-7769

Solid Waste Division

The Solid Waste Division manages waste generated by Mat-Su Borough residents, while occasionally accepting waste generated outside of the Mat-Su Borough.  

The Division is organized into seven management units:

  • Solid Waste Division Administration
  • Central Landfill and Maintenance Operations
  • Transfer Station Operations
  • Environmental Operations
  • Recycling
  • Community Clean Up, and
  • Junk Car Removal Operations

Services include the identification and breakdown of waste receipt as follows:

  • Household Waste Disposal
  • Construction and Demolition Debris Disposal
  • Hazardous Waste Classification Disposition
  • Mixed Scrap Metal Acceptance
  • Refrigerators and Freezers Acceptance (chlorofluorocarbon containing devices)
  • Asbestos Acceptance
  • Recycling
  • Community Clean-Up Coordination
  • Right-of-way Clean-Up Coordination
  • Abandoned Vehicle Removal Services

Rates and Fees are set annually in conjunction with the Mat-Su Borough budget cycle.  Any changes to fees normally take place as of July 1st. 

The Solid Waste Division staff welcomes ideas and feedback on its operations.

Please recycle.


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

Transfer Sites

MSB Transfer Station - Big Lake

13507 Hollywood Road
Big Lake

MSB Transfer Station - Butte

17390 E. Butte Road

MSB Transfer Station - Sutton

15625 North Glenn Hwy.

MSB Transfer Station - Talkeetna

24150 South Comsat Road Mile 11.8 Talkeetna Spur Road

MSB Transfer Station - Willow

15469 N Willow Station Road

Privately Operated Transfer Sites

Transfer Site - Clearwater Mountain Lodge

Mile 82.2 Denali Highway

Transfer Site - Eureka Lodge

Mile 128 Glenn Hwy

Transfer Site - Lake Louise

26501 S. Lake Louise Road

Transfer Site - Long Rifle Lodge

Long Rifle Lodge, 31406 West Glenn Hwy.
Glacier View

Transfer Site - Maclaren River Lodge

Mile 42 Denali Hwy

Transfer Site - Point MacKenzie

22481 West Point Mackenzie Road
Point MacKenzie

Transfer Site - Trapper Creek

Milepost 116.5 of the George Parks Highway
Trapper Creek