Matanuska-Susitna Borough

MSB Transfer Station - Talkeetna

For current disposal rates and fees view the Services and Rates page.

The Talkeetna Transfer Station is a facility utilized to consolidate the loads of several waste collection deliveries into a single, larger container for shipment to the final disposal site at the Central Landfill in Palmer.

This facility consists of four 40 cubic yard containers adjacent to a ramp for the collection of waste.  There is a Connex for the collection of antifreeze, batteries, cooking oil, motor oil and latex paint (limited daily quantities). Propane tanks up to 35 lbs. (5 gallons) are accepted. Common scrap metal appliances (residential and commercial sized units) are not accepted at this facility, this includes refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.

Loads may not exceed five cubic yards in volume.  Loads may not exceed 8 feet in length.  This is due to the limitations of the transport container.  These types of loads will be redirected to the Central Landfill in Palmer. 

All loads must be secured when arriving at the facility or an unsecured load fee will be charged.  Loads may be secured to vehicle with rope, bungee, net, tarp, etc. 

Please be mindful that staff working at the facility are upholding Borough Policy.  They do not establish the rates or fees, nor do they establish the limitations of the facility.  Abusive language will not be tolerated and disagreement may result in redirection to the Central Landfill in Palmer for disposal.

For questions or concerns contact:

Solid Waste Management Team

Transfer Station Supervisor

861-7602

Solid Waste Division Manager

861-7606

 

Recycling

Talkeetna Recycling Works operates the recycling collection program for:

  • Plastic Bottles Pete #1: Used for soda, juice, water. Look for dimple on bottom.  Rinse and drain. Discard lids. NO TUBS OR TRAYS.
  • Plastic Jugs HDPE #2: Used for milk, cat litter, detergent, shampoo. Look for seam on bottom. Rinse and drain. Discard Lids. Squash if you can. NO MOTOR OIL CONTAINERS.
  • Plastic Containers #5: Usually dairy product and often medicine containers. Lids are okay if #5.
  • Aluminum Beverage Containers
  • Steel Food Cans and Lids (cat food cans or other lightweight aluminum cans if bagged separately)
  • Mixed Paper and Paperboard: egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, etc.
  • Newspaper and Shredded Paper: if each are bundled separately in a white or clear plastic bag
  • Corrugated Cardboard: Break down boxes. No greasy pizza or waxed boxes. 

Recycling is accepted on Tuesday's from 1pm to 5pm and Saturday's from 11am to 3pm (cardboard accepted only on Saturday's). Recycling dumpsters are in use and will be hauled to the Recycling Center by the Borough. Monitors are required at the Transfer Station whenever recycling is accepted, if you are interested in volunteering please visit Talkeetna Recycling Works on Facebook.