KENAI, NIKISKI & STERLING TRANSFER FACILITIES 

 Kenai (907) 283-4445    Nikiski (907) 776-7037    Sterling (907) 260-1939

Open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm   (September thru May)
Open 9:00 am to 7:00 pm   (June thru August)

CLOSED SUNDAYS OCTOBER THROUGH APRIL

OPEN ALL MAJOR HOLIDAYS EXCEPT: New Year's, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days

 

Location & Permits
Kenai is located in Kenai at 2410 Redoubt Avenue on a portion of the closed Kenai Landfill in Sec. 36, T6N, R12W, S.M., AK.
Nikiski is located in Nikiski at 55410 Poolside Avenue in Sec. 9, T7N, R12W, S.M., AK.
Sterling is located at Mile 85.5 Sterling Highway in Sterling in Sec. 10, T5N, R9, S.M., AK. No ADEC permits are required to operate these sites.

Background
Kenai and Nikiski were financed by State of Alaska Legislative and ADEC Grants and began operations in January 1995. Sterling was financed by an ADEC Grant and KPB funds and began operations in January 1997. Project cost for each site was $500,000 - $600,000.

Construction
Each facility includes a roofed and sided solid waste transfer bay (which accommodates a walking floor transfer trailer), an attendant building, a recycle shed for used oil and battery collection, recycle material collection bins, one open top dumpster for bulky waste, a paved road with a parking pad, and security fencing. Sterling has the same basic construction with a few minor changes including a longer transfer building.

Operations
An Operator contracted with the KPB operates all three sites simultaneously under the same contract and is responsible for supplying the equipment, manpower, and supplies necessary to perform the operational and maintenance duties of the transfer facilities in a safe and orderly manner. Contract services include, but are not limited to, monitoring activities during operating hours, conducting litter cleanup, snow removal, and access road maintenance. The contract duration is three years with a renewal option of two years, which is subject to contract compliance, the agreement of both parties, and annual approval of funding.

The public deposits MSW directly into the walking floor trailers, which are transported to the Central Peninsula Landfill (CPL). Disposers are limited to less than 3 cubic yards per disposal. Disposers with more than 3 cubic yards in one haul must deliver their waste to the CPL.

Operational hours are 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M in the winter and 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M in the summer, seven days per week. The facilities are closed Sundays October 1-April 30.  A collective average of 6,000 tons of MSW is transported to the CPL each year. 

Hazardous & Misc. Waste
Used oil and lead acid and household batteries are accepted at each site during operational hours. The KPB contracts out used oil and batteries management.

Recycling
Two compartmentalized recycling containers are placed at each site for the collection of aluminum cans, corrugated cardboard, glass, mixed paper, and newspaper. Kenai has one additional 40-cubic yard containers for PETE #1 twist top containers and HDPE #2 plastics. Disposers with more than the equivalent of two full pickup loads per week must take recyclables to CPL. The collective average of 270 tons of recyclable materials are transported to CPL annually.

Monitoring
The Operator is responsible for waste screening and segregation of materials.

Fees
Chargeable waste items are not accepted at these sites and must be delivered to CPL.