AEROSOL CANS
Dispose empty containers in trash.  Cans with residual hazardous liquid  (pesticides, solvents, paint) must be disposed through the Boroughs hazardous waste disposal program.
 
AMMUNITION/FLARES
Contact Alaska State Troopers
 
ANIMAL AND FISH WASTE
Individual Animal Carcasses can be disposed of at the Landfills only.  Notify landfill attendant/operator so carcasses can be buried immediately after disposal.

Animal Manure, Fish and Seafood Waste - Commercial generators are limited to disposal of 1,000 pounds per week at the landfill only.  Disposal at transfer facilities and sites is limited to 2 trash bags per day and must be double bagged and tied off. 

Fish, Seafood, & Animal Process Waste Policy Flyer  


ANTIFREEZE
Must be disposed through the Boroughs hazardous waste program.
 
APPLIANCES
Homeowners can dispose of appliances in designated areas at the landfill.  No refrigerators or freezers are accepted at transfer facilities.

Commercial units must have refrigerants removed prior to disposal.  Commercial disposers must dispose of appliances at the CPL and will be charged $20 per unit for each appliance containing refrigerants. 
 
ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIAL (ACM)
ACM is accepted by appointment only at the CPL on Monday through Friday before 2:00 PM.  Disposal fee is $200.00 per ton (10 cents per pound) and includes container weight.  A properly completed waste shipment manifest must accompany each load.  Friable ACM must be packaged and transported in accordance with state and federal regulations.
 
ASPHALT/ROOFING MATERIAL
Dispose in the landfill as long as there is no asbestos in the roofing material and the asphalt is solidified.  Liquid asphalt is not permitted for disposal (contact a hazardous waste contractor).
 
BATTERIES
Household (Alkaline, Nickel cadmium, etc) are to be placed in designated containers at landfills and transfer facilities.  The Borough manages the household batteries through the hazardous waste program.

Vehicle/Equipment (Lead-acid) batteries are to be placed in designated plastic totes at landfill and transfer facilities, no more than 10 batteries per year per person or business.

Cell Phone (NiCad) batteries.  Check with cell phone suppliers, they may accept spent batteries or place in containers for household batteries.

Carbon Air must be disposed through the Boroughs hazardous waste program.
 
BURN BARREL ASH
Place in designated area of landfill or in transfer facility bulky bin (small quantities only).  Ash must be cold.
 
CONTAMINATED SOIL
No soils, contaminated or uncontaminated, are accepted at any solid waste facility for disposal unless prior approval from the KPB Solid Waste Director has been received. 
 
CREOSOTE COVERED MATERIALS
Telephone poles and railroad ties are accepted at the landfills.  
 
DRUMS
Drums/containers need to be empty and crushed or have one end cut out so they can be inspected to assure there is no residual material in the drum.
 
EXIT SIGNS
May be disposed in landfill/transfer facility if sign does not contain radioactive material.  Check sign labels for disposal guidance.

ELECTRONICS
Can be landfilled but collection events are held periodically throughout the year in an attempt to divert.
 
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
All pressure must be released and the unit must be checked to verify that contents are removed - prefer valve removed.
 
FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENT
An MSDS for the material must be reviewed by the Solid Waste Department for appropriateness prior to approval.
 
FLUORESCENT LIGHT BALLASTS
If marked "No PCB" it can be disposed in the normal waste stream.   Contact a hazardous waste contractor for all others.
 
FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS/MERCURY CONTAINING LAMPS
Includes fluorescent and HID (high intensity discharge) bulbs.  Households and small businesses may bring up to 10 bulbs per month to the CPL for disposal.  Larger quantities must be disposed through the hazardous waste program.  
 
INCINERATOR ASH
Disposers must submit a letter identifying quantity, process description with information on how it was generated, and analytical data profiling waste.  Disposal needs to be coordinated directly with the landfill.
 
KITCHEN GREASE
Kitchen grease must be disposed at the landfill.   Ask attendant or operator for disposal instructions.  Disposal of kitchen grease at transfer sites or facilities is prohibited.
 
LINERS
Must be free of residual soil, no hydrocarbon odor and cut or folded in manageable size pieces prior to disposal. 
 
LIQUID WASTE
Liquids are not permitted for disposal in any solid waste facility.
 
MEDICAL WASTE
IV bags and syringes with no needles are okay from households if quantity is less than 1 gallon.  Unused drugs must be disposed directly in the landfill, unless they contain radioactive contents.  Contact local hospital or medical facility for disposal of all other medical waste.
 
OIL CONTAINERS
Containers that previously contained used oil need to be drained/emptied of all liquid and disposed with other general refuse.
 
OIL FILTERS
Disposers can place up to 4 filters per month in designated containers at the landfill or transfer facilities.   Larger quantities must be managed through the hazardous waste program.
 
PAINT CANS
Similar paint types should be consolidated and disposed through the hazardous waste program.  Paint cans free of liquids can be thrown away as solid waste in the landfill.
 
PROPANE TANKS/COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS
May be disposed in landfill or bulky bins if  completely empty and pressure valves removed.  
 
SMOKE DETECTORS
Return to manufacturer if directed in instructions.  If there are no instructions, remove batteries and dispose with garbage.
 
TANKS
Tanks need to be cleaned of any residual material.  Tanks under 500 gallons must have one end cut out or an opening adequate so the interior can be inspected prior to disposal.  Large tanks need to be cut into manageable size pieces (6X6 or less).  Cutting is not permitted on landfill property.
 
USED MOTOR OIL
10 gallons per day  - up to 25 gallons per month of uncontaminated oil can be disposed at designated facilities.  Oil containing water, fuel, solvent, etc. must be disposed through the hazardous waste program.

JUNK AND ABANDONED VEHICLE COLLECTION

The Road Service area continues to utilize a portion of their budget each year to continue this work on an as-needed basis, mainly removing vehicles in Borough road right-of-ways impeding maintenance.

The Solid Waste Department continues to accept junk vehicles during operating hours at Central Peninsula Landfill, Homer Baling/Landfill Facility and Seward Transfer Facility. The Borough contracts with a company to come onsite and crush, load and haul vehicles away.

Effective January 2012, the user fee is $10.00 per vehicle.  Disposal is limited to five vehicles from one location or project unless approved otherwise by the Borough.

Disposers must prepare vehicles for disposal by removing all oil, fuel, fluids, batteries, trash, mercury switches and gas tanks (must have at least a 4" hole for visual inspection).

Disposer must comply with a Kenai Peninsula Borough Vehicle Disposal Guideline Checklist Form. A  Vehicle Disposal Guidelines  checklist may be obtained on this web page, the landfills or from the Solid Waste Department.

Disposers must complete and provide a Notice of Acquisition and Intent to Dismantle or Junk Form (page 2) at the time of disposal for each vehicle being disposed. The form may be obtained on this web page, the landfills or from the Solid Waste Department.

HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE

The Boroughs hazardous waste disposal program gives households and small businesses the opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous wastes and chemicals. Improper disposal can contaminate water supplies, cause explosions and/or fires, and poses a serious threat to waste disposal workers. A schedule listing time and locations is listed below.

Businesses are required to pre-register with Emerald Alaska, Inc., the KPB’s contractor, at 1-877-375-5040 one week prior to a disposal date. Fees are charged only for commercial disposers (check or credit card only - cash is not accepted). There is no charge for waste from households, however, homeowners with more than 55 gallons (equivalent to one drum) of waste must also pre-register with Emerald Alaska, Inc. The homeowner/generator of the waste shall not deliver waste from other homeowners unless the total volume of all the waste being delivered is less than 55 gallons. If the 55 gallon amount is exceeded, approval from Emerald Alaska Inc. must be obtained prior to disposal and documentation must be provided at the time of disposal stating waste type and each generator's name and phone number.  There is a 3 drum limit per household per year.

Most fluorescent and HID (high-intensity discharge) lamps contain mercury vapor inside the bulb. Based on the mercury content in the lamp vapor, these unbroken lamps can be classified as hazardous waste and cannot be disposed in a Borough landfill. Fluorescent bulbs from homeowners and small businesses are accepted daily at the Central Peninsula Landfill and Homer Transfer Facility at a limit of 10 bulbs per month.  Bulbs can also disposed through the Borough's hazardous waste disposal program.

Wastes that are not accepted include explosives such as ammunition, blasting caps and gun powder, reactives such as sodium metal and radioactive wastes.

The Central Peninsula Landfill; Homer, Kenai, Nikiski, Sterling and Seward Transfer Facilities;  and the Seldovia and Beluga Landfills also accept used oil and batteries year round during regular operating hours. The oil must not be mixed with any other products including water, and may be delivered in quantities of 10 gallons or less with a maximum of 25 gallons per month. Contaminated oil must be delivered to the hazardous waste disposal event.  Up to 10 vehicle batteries are accepted per year.

FEE SCHEDULE
(for commercial disposers only)

Acid/Bases, Pesticides, etc. $30.00/gallon
Batteries $ 1.50/pound
Empty Drum $35.00/drum
Fluorescent Lamps/Bulbs $   .52/each
Fuses $30.00/pound
Mercury $15.00/gallon
Oxidizers

$60.00/pound

Paints, Solvents, Fuels, Oils, etc

$ 8.00/gallon

Solids or Sludge $12.00/gallon
Solid Pesticides

$ 6.00/pound

PLEASE NOTE: 
Unit cost applies to the container size, regardless of its contents.
Payment to Emerald Alaska Inc. is required at the time of disposal, unless other arrangements are made. 
Sales tax will be applied as applicable.


HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Collection events are on Saturdays
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at all facilities
Please note that collections are not scheduled every month
The schedule listed below is subject to change.


 Hazardous Waste Flyer and Schedule