The previous Skwentna Landfill officially closed on September 15, 2015 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 chose to assist the community by opening a Transfer Station.
The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation directed the Mat-Su Borough to bring the landfill into compliance with current regulations and come up with an alternative method of waste management or close the site all together.
The current Transfer Station officially opened on September 15, 2015 and is located in the old school gymnasium building near the state maintenance building. Public input and data analysis resulted in Manager, Mayor, and Assembly agreement on this as the best solution.
Please support the efforts of the Mat-Su Borough to provide recyclable 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.
Smart choices when managing your waste can help reduce the waste footprint generated in Skwentna. The downloadable and printable Skwentna Transfer Station brochure outlines the rules and operations of the facility.
The Skwenta Transfer Station must prepare each load of items for hauling to the Deshka Landing pick-up site.
Keeping things organized and complying with these rules will help us to keep costs and your taxes down.
If container is full, please call Transfer Station Attendant at 907-795-5000.