Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Central Landfill Services & Rates

The Solid Waste Division operates an extensive network of Transfer Stations along with the Central Landfill. Services require infrastructure, employees and maintenance which drive operational costs. The Division makes every effort to keep costs down through creative maintenance programs, limited payroll and other means, however, landfills are expensive and large projects drive rate increases.

In FY14, a $330,000 project (or Cell 2A Closure Phase 1) prepared an old cell for closure to EPA standards. Final closure will take place next year at a cost of approximately $3,000,000. It is these types of projects that skew the budget and necessitate rate increases. The alternative to the Solid Waste Enterprise Fund is a tax on all property owners. Although the best method for running the landfill will continually be evaluated, for now the Solid Waste Division is run like a business taking no tax revenues and operating in most part on revenues collected at the gates.

Warning: Hauling of unsecured refuse is prohibited. A $12.00 fee for unsecured residential loads will be assessed upon entry to the landfill. Loads must be tarped or tied down. This includes garbage cans with lids or trash bags.

Central Landfill Disposal Rates

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough charges fees for disposal of solid waste that will be collected at the Central Landfill and at each of the Borough Transfer Stations in Sutton, Butte, Big Lake, Willow, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Pt. Mackenzie and Long Rifle Lodge.


Fee DescriptionAmount
Fees are calculated on drop off weight by use of commercial scales.  In the event the scales are inoperative the landfill will defer to the set rate structure in place for the transfer sites and charge by volume. All Loads  will be charged at a rate of $125.00/ton
Unsecured Load Fee (residential) $ 12.00 in addition to regular load fees
Unsecured Load Fee (greater than 5 cubic yards)

$ 50.00 in addition to regular load charge

Refuse from outside of Borough $ 250.00/ton
C & D (Construction & Demolition) from inside the Matanuska-Susitna Borough $ 120.00/ton
C & D (from outside the Matanuska-Susitna Borough) $ 240.00/ton
Salvaging/Vehicle/Trailer Weight Only $ 10.00 scale fee per vehicle/trailer
Contaminated Soil (inside Matanuska-Susitna Borough)

$ 125.00/ton

Contaminated Soil (outside Matanuska-Susitna Borough) $ 250.00/ton
Asbestos (inside Matanuska-Susitna Borough) $ 125.00/ton
Asbestos (outside Matanuska-Susitna Borough) $ 250.00/ton
Special waste handling fees may apply at rate of $65.00 per half hour.
$65 per 1/2 hour

The Central Landfill fees may be charged by volume at the Transfer Site rates with exclusion of single bag rate.

Rates at Refuse Transfer Sites

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough charges fees for disposal of solid waste that will be collected at each of the Borough Transfer Stations in Sutton, Butte, Big Lake, Willow, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Pt. Mackenzie and Long Rifle Lodge.



Bag Rate* (for 33 gallon bag/cans) Limit 2 per day per customer)

$2.00 ea.

 1 Cubic Yard or Less


 1 - 2 Cubic Yards


 2 - 3 cubic yards


 3 - 4 cubic yards


 4 - 5 Cubic Yards


Unsecured Load Fee (in addition to regular load charge)


*  the $2.00 per bag or can rate applies to TRANSFER SITES only

** Size limit of loads accepted at transfer sites is 5 cubic yards, which is equal to a 4x4x8 trailer or pickup bed filled to the top of the cab. All material must be shorter than 8' in length.  Larger loads must be taken to the Central Landfill.


For Recycling information see our Recycling Page.

Construction and Demolition Material

The Central Landfill accepts construction and demolition type materials. This consists of materials such as wood, sheetrock, glass, tires, concrete, and other inert materials of this nature.  No household waste will be deposited in the construction and demolition debris cell.

Anyone caught violating this EPA and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation regulated requirement is subject to fines. Residents may also wish to come into the construction/demolition area to salvage useful materials.


Call 861-7603 for more information. A waiver must be signed and an appointment made prior to salvaging. More information is also available about salvaging at the Central Landfill Scale House.

Brush Disposal

Brush may be taken to the Central Landfill and disposed of at the rate of $125.00 per ton.  Alternate disposal option listed below call for additional information.

Alaska Construction & Paving - Fitz Pit

524 E Shadow Circle (Schrock Road)

907-357-5747(For Directions and Hrs of operation.)

Stumps, Brush, Organics, rocks, Dirt, Fill of any organic nature.

$50.00 per load.



Junk Car Removal Rate

Community Cleanup ProgramThe Borough no longer accepts junk cars for disposal alternate disposal options may be found under the Community Clean-Up Program.


Hazardous Waste Rates

 ** Items Must be taken to the Central Landfill Hazardous Waste Facility Wednesdays or Saturdays 10:00 - 3:00 
Antifreeze 1 Gal. free/$5.00 Gal.      $5.00 Per Gal.                      
Batteries - Car/Truck 12V 5 Free/$5.00 ea.  $5.00 ea
Batteries Car/Truck/Other 24V ** $10.00 ea. $10.00 ea
Cathode Ray Tubes ** 1 Free/$30.00 ea  $30.00 ea.
Electronics Under 30" ** $5.00 ea $5.00 ea.
Electronics Over 30"  ** $30.00 ea. $30.00 ea.
Fluorescent Lamps ** 10 Free/$1.00 ea. $1.00 ea.
Hazardous Waste / CESQG ** 40 LB Free/$1.00 per LB. $1.00 per LB.
Latex Paint 5 Gal Free/$1.00 Gal. $1.00 Gal.
Oil Based Paint ** 5 Gal Free/$1.00 Gal $1.00 Gal.
Propane Tank - 35 LB 1 Free/$5.00 ea. $5.00 ea.
Propane Tank - Over 35 LB ** $5.00 ea  
Refrigerators - Residential/Commercial ** $24.00 ea. $54.00 ea
Used - Waste Oil 5 Gal free/$1.00 Gal. $1.00 Gal.
Used - Cooking Oil Residential/Commercial **      5 gallons free/$1.00 Gal. $1.00 Gal.

Annually the Borough will mail out one coupon to each owner of a developed property within the Borough. To receive this coupon you must be a resident of the Borough. Only one coupon will be issued to an owner of multiple properties. This coupon may be used at any transfer site or at Central Landfill.

Sites fees may be paid by cash, check, or commercial charge accounts. Most major credit cards are accepted at the Landfill and Borough-operated transfer sites. Must have matching photo ID. Debit cards are not accepted.

Commercial charge accounts may be established prior to disposal by setting up an account with the Borough


Hazardous Material Building at Central Landfill

  • Ten thousand gallons of paint...
  • 16,000 car batteries...
  • and 24,000 gallons of used motor oil...

end up in the landfill every year!

For ten years the hazardous waste has been diverted to a temporary holding place. On September 7, 2007 a new facility specifically dedicated to handling hazardous waste opened at Central Landfill (located on N. 49th State Street) The $1.7 million building was paid for by both left over grant money from the Dept. of Commerce and Economic Development for a landfill cell as well as from the Alaska Clean Water Loan program.

This facility ensures that residents can dispose hazardous materials safely and economically, while making sure that these materials don't make their way into the landfill. The 6,000-square foot building also houses the administrative offices for the Solid Waste Division, including seven employees. Prior to the construction of this new facility these employees had been housed in both a portable building and the Central Landfill scale house.

For more information contact the Solid Waste Manager, at (907) 861-7606.

Household Hazardous Waste

Do you have hazardous waste in your home?

  • Acids
  • Oil Based Paint Products
  • Batteries (NiCad, Lithium, etc.)   
  • Paint Thinner
  • Caustics   
  • PCBs
  • Cleaners   
  • Pesticides
  • Disinfectants   
  • Poisons
  • Printing & Photographic Chemicals
  • Floor Wax
  • Furniture Stripper   
  • Solvents
  • Herbicides   
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Mining Chemicals   
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Old Medication   
  • Fuel
  • Resins   
  • Adhesives

Do you have chemicals in your home that you no longer want or need? The Matanuska-Susitna Borough can help!

On Wednesday's and Saturday's (with the exception of Holidays) there is a scheduled collection of household hazardous waste at the Borough’s Central Landfill at 1201 N. 49th State Street.

Between 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M.:

  • Individuals may dispose of up to 40 pounds of hazardous waste free of charge at these disposal events.
  • Additional hazardous waste may be disposed of for an additional cost.
  • 55-gallon containers of used oil are only accepted at these collection events.

Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators:

If your business generates less than

  • 220 pounds per month (100 kg) of hazardous waste you may arrange for the disposal
  • of this waste though this program.
  • To make arrangements, call (907) 861-7604 or (907) 861-7601
  • This service is by pre-registration only.
  • Small quantity generators will be charged for disposal.

Please Do Not Bring:

  • Explosives, Infectious Wastes, Asbestos
  • Re-actives such as sodium metal or radioactive wastes

Please Note:

  • Try to keep products in their original container
  • Label all containers
  • Identify unlabeled or unknown material to the best of your knowledge
  • Do not mix any products
  • Protect from tipping over during transport
  • Keep away from passengers during transport

Keeping these materials out of our landfill helps keep our environment safe!

After collection, these wastes are shipped to a special disposal facility in the Lower 48.