PORT GRAHAM LANDFILL (PGL)

Open 24 Hours a Day/365 Days a Year

 

Location & Permits
The PGL is located on the northwest side of the village of Port Graham on First St. within Sec. 33, T9S, R15W, S.M., AK. An ADEC permit is required to operate this site.

Background
The Port Graham Townsite Trustees issued a Trustee Permit to the KPB in 1977 for the indefinite use of 4 acres of this 280-acre Native owned parcel for landfill activities. It serves about 180 year round residents. The site’s close proximity to homes coupled with its small size has prompted the community and the KPB to search new potential sites since the 1990’s. In 2010 the KPB contracted with a professional consultant to perform a feasibility study of a 160-acre privately owned parcel for sale. Unfortunately, the study concluded there were too many costly surface water issues to make this a viable option.

Construction
Site improvements were performed in 2007 including the manufacture and installation of the burn box and Homer Transfer Facility staff expanding the site perimeter along the northwest edge by relocating the existing fence.

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 the landfill in a safe and orderly manner. Contracted services include, but are not limited to, conducting litter clean up, managing burn box operations, compacting and covering MSW and inert waste on a regular basis, and access maintenance.

Operational hours of this unattended site are 24 hours a day. An estimated 150 cubic yards of landfill capacity is consumed annually with a projected life of 5-7 more years left.

Environmental Monitoring 
There is no environmental water monitoring of this site.