Matanuska-Susitna Borough

New waste transfer site at Point MacKenzie

Mat-Su | Patty Sullivan | Tuesday, February 02, 2010

POINT MACKENZIE—Beginning March 1, the MAT-SU Borough Solid Waste Division will be placing one 40 yard container at Point MacKenzie. For some, this ends a 68-mile drive just to take out the trash.

The container will be at the Point MacKenzie General Store and Café and will be operated by Jeff and Julie Wendt, owners of the store. It will be a pay site. Fees will be collected by the store clerk. The site will be open six days per week.

DSC_1145The residents of the Point MacKenzie area have expressed excitement that the Borough recognizes their need for a transfer site in their community, according to Audrey Jensen, Solid Waste Division Transfer Site Supervisor.

Residents have to haul their trash to the Big Lake transfer site, to the landfill or pay for curbside pickup from Alaska Waste or Raven Refuse. If they haul it to the landfill, the mileage is 34 miles one way. Having the site located at Point MacKenzie will greatly decrease their drive time.

For more information call Audrey Jensen 745-9839 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Photo by Patty Sullivan/MSB.