Matanuska-Susitna Borough

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Skwentna Area Resident,

The previous Skwentna Landfill was officially closed on September 15, 2015. The landfill was closed due to regulatory requirements and budget challenges. The community of Skwentna cannot support the expensive construction and operations for a permitted Class III Landfill so the Mat-Su Borough has chosen to assist the community by opening a Transfer Station.

The Skwentna Transfer Station

The Transfer Stations officially opened on September 15, 2015 and is located in the old school gymnasium building near the state maintenance building. Public input and data anlaysis resulted in Manager, Mayor, and Assembly agreement on this as the best solution. Please support the efforts of the Mat-Su Borough to provide waste haul-out services free of charge. Personal waste management techniques such as burning and composting can be successfully used to reduce your waste footprint and help keep our beautiful land clean for the next generation of Alaskans.

Managing Your Waste

Smart choices when managing your waste can help reduce the waste footprint generated in Skwentna. See the Mat-Su Borough brochure "Remote Household Waste Management" for helpful tips and ideas. The brochure "Skwentna Transfer Station" outlines the rules and operations of the facility.

Reuse Program

Another component to the Skwentna Transfer Station program includes reuse. We will keep items that can be reused by others such as discarded paints, herbicides, pesticides, and other items in small quantities that you can come look through and take free of charge.

Thank you for your cooperation with the new program. Contact the Solid Waste Division Manager with suggestions, questions or concerns at 907-861-7606 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This is a new program and will no doubt experience some growing pains as we work together to streamline the operation.

Transfer Station Rules

Skwenta Transfer Station must prepare each load of items for hauling to the Deshka Landing pick-up site. Items are consolidated in either full or half totes. Heavier items in half totes and lighter items in full size totes.

Please carefully stack your items within the totes that are specifically designated for the particular type of waste to be hauled. See the signs either on or posted near the totes. If a sign is missing please designate a new tote and find the material corresponding sign to hang on that tote.

If the attendant is not present, your help in keeping things organized can ensure items are prepared for hauling easier and faster.

Excess wastes that the Transfer Station must haul are charged at a rate of $65 per half hour plus hauling fee per pound. Please do not be the person that violates the rules so that we can keep costs and your taxes down.

Smart choices when managing your waste can help reduce the waste footprint we generate in Skwentna. See the Brochure “Remote Household Waste Management” for helpful tips and ideas as well as a great tip on composting.



Must be empty.

Aluminum Cans
Crushed to conserve space. (Consider hauling your own cans. You can make cash at any of the

Ensure caps are all tight. (Consider hauling your own batteries. You can make cash at

Metal Cans
Cans only. Cut out tops and bottoms and flatten.

Alkaline and Lithium Batteries
Small AA, AAA, C,D, 9v etc.

Plastic bottles, jugs etc. not to exceed 1 cubic foot in diameter.

Not Accepted

Ash is a great substitute for lime and can be used to cut acidity in the soil.

Larger than one foot square.

Organic Matter
Food, wood, compostable items.

Snow machines, ATV’s, Cars etc. will be hauled at the owners expense. See attendant to make arrangements.

Motor and Cooking Oil
Can be used for heating, lubrication etc.

Propane Tanks

Anything Else Not Mentioned