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.


Landfill Forms & Help

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 risk and the potential impacts. The Final Report will be out in 2015. See the links below for more information or click on the map below to see sites visited by the WEAR project.

Eroding Closed Landfill in Alakanuk
Eroding Landfill in Western Alaska


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Map displays WEAR sites visited in villages

C&D debris

We are reminding contractors that construction and demolition (C&D) debris can only be disposed in a PERMITTED solid waste landfill.


Solid Waste Training

Rural Alaska Landfill Operator (RALO)
October 21-23, 2014
Hampton Inn in Anchorage, AK

This course is designed for the landfill operator or administrator in a village Class III landfill. For more information, go to the AK Forum website.

Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (ATCEM)
October 27-31, 2014
Hilton Hotel in Anchorage, AK

There are over 10 solid waste education and training sessions that will be presented during this annual conference. For registration information, go to http://atcemak.com.

Solid Waste Management
December 10-12, 2014
Denali Commission in Anchorage, AK

This is a USDA funded training coordinated by Zender Environmental Health and Research Group. This training explores in-depth several topics needed to manage your solid waste program. For registration information, go to www.zendergroup.org/sw.html or call us at 907-277-2111.