Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Public Works

Public Works leads by example in exceeding community needs by being helpful and professional through competent management of the Borough's infrastructure and related support services. With excellence in service; we are setting the standard in every regard!



Responsibilities of the Public Works Department include:

  • Manage and inspect construction projects
  • Inspect subdivision road construction
  • Design and obtain public rights-of-way
  • Road maintenance
  • Perform operations and maintenance for Borough buildings and vehicles
  • Provide custodial services for the DSJ Administration Building
  • Manage Central Landfill and the Transfer Sites (Solid Waste Division)
  • Manage the Talkeetna Water and Sewer Public Utility.


Terry Dolan, Director of Public Works
Phone: (907) 861-7756
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Jim Jenson,
Phone: (907) 861-7752
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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

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


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