Gateway to the Arctic

         
 
Solid Waste Department

Responsible for solid waste disposal, includes the baler building and landfill,
trash pick-up, spring clean-up & hazardous waste.

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PROPER HANDLING & DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTE FROM RESIDENCES:

ALL OILS AND ANTI-FREEZE MUST BE PLACED IN A CLOSED DURABLE CONTAINER< ONE GALLON OR LESS IN SIZE. (Containers such as milk and juice containers, or coffee cans with lids work fine for storing and transporting these items.)

LIQUIDS CANNOT BE DISPOSED OF IN HOUSEHOLD TRASH, NOR WITH LARGE ITEMS FOR PICK UP. SOME ARE,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO: 

  • Cooking Oils
  • Seal Oil
  • Petroleum Based Oils
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Anti-Freeze (a.k.a. Glycol)
  • Paints (oil-based and/or latex)

REMEMBER TO ALWAYS KEEP OIL FREE OF ALL OTHER SUBSTANCES SUCH AS WATER, RAGS, PLASTIC, & PAPER. ALL LIQUID ITEMS MUST BE KEPT SEPARATED, NOT MIXING WITH ANY OTHER LIQUID, i.e. oil with anti-freeze.

Other liquids such as milk, water & water-based foods (that do not contain oil) can be disposed of through household drains.

BATTERIES ARE ALSO CONSIDERED HAZARDOUS WASTE. 

ALL OF THESE ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE BALER BUILDING UNDER SUPERVISION. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE SUPERVISED DISPOSAL OF RESIDENTIAL HAZARDOUS WASTE.

FOR ARRANGEMENTS CALL BALER BUILDING AT 907-442-2105

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LARGE ITEM INSTRUCTIONS

  1. PILES ARE TO BE AT SIDE OF LOT, EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY CREW.
  2. COMPLETE THE ORANGE TAG, LISTING ITEMS TO BE PICKED UP.
  3. INSERT THE ORAGNE TAG INTO THE PLASTIC ENVELOPE.
  4. SECURELY ATTACH THE ENVELOPE TO THE LARGE ITEM(S) IN PILE.

ONLY ITEMS LISTED ON THE ORAGNE TAG WILL BE REMOVED BY THE CITY

EXAMPLES OF LARGE ITEMS:

  • FURNITURE
  • LARGE APPLIANCES
  • LUMBER & WOOD SCRAPS
  • METAL PIECES (free of oil and gasoline)

THINGS NOT CONSIDERED LARGE ITEMS:

  • HOUSEHOLD TRASH (even if picked up from grounds)
  • HAZARDOUS WASTE PRODUCTS 
  • ANYTHING THAT CAN BLOW AWAY
  • VEHICLES OF ANY SORT (these require special handling - contact Ernie Hyatt at baler building)

QUESTIONS? CALL BALER BUILDING: 907-442-2105

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Ernie Hyatt - Supervisor

Jim W. Beasley

Gus Nelson, Jr

Liam Milburn - Refuse Helper

Tyler Barr - Refuse Helper