BELUGA LANDFILL (BLF)

Open Tuesday and Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

 

Location & Permits
The Beluga Landfill is located 1 mile southwest of the Beluga airstrip in the village of Beluga in Sec. 4, T12N, R10W, S.M., AK. The current ADEC permit, SW3A025-15, expires in January 2015.

Background
During public hearing in the 1980's, the community expressed concerns related to local industrial business activity and the possibility of hazardous waste being disposed in the landfill. In response to these concerns, the Borough began contracting an Operator to run the site.

The BLF sits on a 40-acre Borough owned parcel and serves about 20 year round residents along with summer fishing businesses and numerous industrial/business entities.

Construction
In 1989 D&L Construction Company, under Borough contract, and ARCO combined efforts to construct the first community landfill. Prior to the construction, the community used the Chugach Electric open landfill.

Operations
An Operator under contract to the Borough operates the site. The Operator is responsible for supplying the equipment, manpower and supplies necessary to perform all operations and maintenance of the landfill in a safe and orderly manner. Contracted services include, but are not limited to, monitoring activities during operating hours, conducting litter clean up, managing burn box operations, and compacting and covering waste on a daily basis.

Operational hours are Tuesday and Saturday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. During the summer months, if necessary, the site is opened an extra one half day per week. An estimated 800 to 1500 cubic yards of landfill capacity is consumed annually with a projected life of 20 more years.

Recycling
No recyclable materials are collected at this site.

Monitoring
Water samples have been periodically collected from surface water drainage located southwest of the landfill.

Fees
Beluga does not have scales and charges commercial vehicles for specific waste items based on volume.  Households are not charged fees.  See "Rules" for a list of currently accepted materials and rates.

Rules

Waste Segregation