Bob Blankenburg, P.E.
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.
The Solid Waste Program is conducing a 4 year Waste Erosion Assessment and Review (WEAR) project to inventory and prioritize Alaska's eroding landfills, contaminated sites, and dumps. The project will run from 2012-2015. See the links below for more information.
Eroding Landfill in Western Alaska
Effective April 12, 2013
Regulations that affect the disposal of polluted soil in village landfills and the permitting of Class III municipal solid waste landfills have changed. These changes allow low-risk Class III landfills that serve fewer than 50 people to be authorized by the department through regulatory requirements. Larger Class III landfills will still require a permit, but will be able to use a simplified and shortened permit application. See the Regulation Amendments for more information.
Contact Rebecca Colvin at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 907.269.7802 with any questions.