TYONEK LANDFILL (TLF)

Open 24 Hours a Day/365 Days a Year

 

Location & Permits
The TLF is located across the Cook Inlet from the KPB main road system, 2 miles northwest of the village of Tyonek on A St. in Sec. 35, T12N, R11W, S.M., AK. Due to the absence of written consent for and a lack of compliance in landfill operations, an ADEC permit was unobtainable since 1990. However, through the continued efforts of SWD staff, written consent by the Tyonek Native Corporation was obtained and a Class III landfill permit was issued. The new ADEC permit, SW3A17-21, expires in February 2026. 

Background
This site has been in operation since the 1970’s. The TLF sits on a portion of this 600-acre Native owned parcel and serves about 170 year round residents.

The KPB has worked unsuccessfully for years with local landowners, the Native Village of Tyonek, Tyonek Native Corporation, and the Cook Inlet Regional Corporation to evaluate potential relocation. A plausible option may be transporting waste to the KPB owned landfill in Beluga. The KPB will work on developing a long term waste management plan for the community.  

Construction
The burn box was manufactured and installed at the site in 2005.

Operations
An Operator under contract with the KPB operates this 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, 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 of this unattended site are 24 hours a day. An estimated 950 cubic yards of landfill capacity is consumed annually with a projected life of 8 to 10 more years.

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