BELUGA LANDFILL (BLF)

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

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

 

Location & Permits
The BLF is located across the Cook Inlet from the KPB main road system, 1 mile southwest of the Beluga airstrip in the village of Beluga in Sec. 4, T12N, R10W, S.M., AK. The current Class III Landfill ADEC permit, SW3A025-20, expires in January 2025.

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 KPB began contracting an Operator to run the site.

The BLF sits on a 40-acre KPB 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 KPB contract, and ARCO combined efforts to construct the first community landfill. Prior to the construction, the community used the Chugach Electric open dump. 

Operations
An Operator under contract with the KPB operates the site and is responsible for supplying the equipment, manpower, and supplies necessary to perform all operational and maintenance duties 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, compacting and covering MSW and inert waste on a regular basis, and road access maintenance.

Operational hours are Tuesday and Saturday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. During the summer months, if necessary, the site is open 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.

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