Bob Blankenburg
Bob Blankenburg, P.E.
Program Manager

We are committed to protecting public health and the environment through ensuring effective solid waste management, which includes landfills, treatment systems, and solid waste storage facilities.

*Septic systems are regulated by the Division of Water - Wastewater Discharge. Contact them at (907) 269-6285.

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Solid Waste Training

Rural Alaskan Landfill Operator (RALO)

The 3-day RALO course is for the landfill operator and administrator of a Class III landfill or dumpsite. It focuses on the duties of the landfill operator, personal safety, and the safety of the village.

This course is hosted by Alaska Forum, Inc and is free of charge. There are scholarships available to help with travel and lodging costs.

When: April 7-9, 2015
Where: Anchorage, BP Energy Center

For more information go to AK Forum

WEAR Project

The Solid Waste Program is conducting a 4 year Waste Erosion Assessment and Review (WEAR) project to inventory and prioritize landfills, contaminated sites, tank farms, and other sites of environmental concern based on their erosion and contaminant risk. Preliminary reports for the communities visited are complete and available online. The Final Report will be out in May 2015. See the links below for more information or click on the map to see sites visited by the WEAR project.

Eroding Closed Landfill in Alakanuk
Eroding Landfill in Western Alaska


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