RECYCLING

Some type of recycling program currently exists in almost all areas of the Kenai Peninsula Borough year round. The Borough's level of involvement differs in each community dependant on degree of infrastructure and solid waste disposal methods.

Recyclable materials are transported to the Central Peninsula Landfill, Homer Baler Facility/Landfill or Seward Transfer Facility and marketed through RockTenn, 6161 Rosewood Street, Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 562-2267.

In 1990, the Borough began placing compartmentalized recycling containers in communities with no other recycling options. In most instances they are placed directly beside the solid waste containers. Materials collected include aluminum, cardboard, glass containers, mixed paper, newspaper and plastics.

For specific locations and materials accepted at each site, see

RECYCLE CONTAINER LOCATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS

The Solid Waste has also placed recycle containers at Save-U-More in Homer and on the Homer Spit for aluminum cans, container glass, corrugated cardboard and newspapers (no municipal solid waste disposal accepted at these locations).

MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS

Christmas Trees

The Borough conducts an annual Christmas Tree Recycling program.  The trees are collected at the Central Peninsula Landfill, Kenai Transfer Facility, Nikiski Transfer Facility, Sterling Transfer Facility, and Seward Transfer Facility.

E-Waste

The Kenai Peninsula Borough participates with the non-profit recycling organizations  Re*Group (Soldotna) and the Electronic Recycling Committee that is a project under the Cook Inlet Keeper in Homer.

Each year the non-profits secure sponsorship from private organizations and organize volunteers to collect used equipment. Total Reclaim charges fees and processes the equipment in Anchorage for delivery to Seattle, WA.

Total Reclaim charges Household Fees:  A vehicle with 2 monitors is charged a set fee and each additional monitor is charged.  TV's 18" and smaller are $15 and over 18" is charged $25 ea.; Business Fees: $.35 per pound; Non-profits: $.25 per pound with proof of 501(c)3 status.  All computers and electronics are accepted except audio and video tapes, exit signs, smoke detectors and vacuums.

From April 22, 2006 to November 16, 2013, a total of 119.51 tons of electronics for recycling was collected at 18 events. ELECTRONICS RECYCLE TOTALS