TRANSFER SITES

 

Locations

ANCHOR POINT Old Sterling Hwy past Anchor River Inn Grocery Store
COOPER LANDING Mile 44 Sterling Highway
CROWN POINT Mile 24 Seward Highway
FUNNY RIVER Mile 10 Funny River Road
HOPE Mile 16 Hope Road
KASILOF

Mile 110.5 Sterling Highway

CLOSED SUNDAYS OCTOBER thru APRIL
CLOSED NEW YEAR'S, THANKSGIVING &
CHRISTMAS DAYS

MCNEIL CANYON Mile 12.5 East End Road
NINILCHIK Mile 138.5 Sterling Highway

 

Background
Since adoption of the KPB’s Solid Waste Comprehensive Plan in 1991, the SWD has consolidated and/or upgraded numerous Solid Waste Transfer Sites resulting in a manageable hauling program. The Borough currently maintains eight year-round, unmanned sites at Anchor Point, Cooper Landing, Crown Point, Hope, Funny River, Kasilof, Ninilchik and McNeil Canyon.

Operations
An Operator under contract with the KPB is responsible for transporting the containers and disposing the contents at the Central Peninsula Landfill or Homer Transfer Facility in a safe and efficient manner. They also provide a roving attendant working on an alternating schedule to monitor disposal activities and keep each site neat, clean, and litter free.

Depending on the time of year, anywhere from two to four 40-cubic yard containers are located at the sites for MSW disposal with additional 30-cubic yard containers for recyclable items.

Gates and fencing have been installed at all of the sites. Gates are opened and closed by the contractor with varying daily hours depending on the site and time of year.

Improvements
The Funny River Site was expanded and improved in the summer of 2020. Improvements include features uniform in design and functionality to other KPB Transfer Sites: entrance gates, site fencing, bulk head installation, lighting, and surveillance connectivity improvements.

Site Issues
Improper disposal, vandalism, and people climbing into and on the dumpsters are  on-going problems at these unmanned sites. Prohibited items, including hazardous waste, sometimes are improperly disposed of or dumped on the ground, causing potential health and safety issues. Vandals have destroyed signs and burned containers.

In an effort to resolve these issues and ensure safety, the KPB has designated operating hours and installed gates, fences, bear-proof containers, and surveillance cameras at most of the sites.

Bear problems at some of the sites had escalated over the years since 2001. Fortunately, most of these issues were eliminated by installing bear resistant modified containers, performing daily site clean-up, and promptly closing and opening the containers and gates. 

Additionally, surveillance cameras were installed in 2009 at all the sites except Hope, which will be added as funds allow. The cameras help provide live feedback on site activities.