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The Central Landfill is the only Class I landfill operating in the Mat-Su Borough. The Central Landfill began operations at its current site in 1980 with a small unlined disposal area. By Resolution 85-35 that was signed on March 19, 1985, the 620 acres commonly referred to as the Borough Central Landfill was set aside by the Borough Assembly for future landfill sites.
On August 1, 1989, Resolution 89-182 officially categorized the land set aside for the landfill as "Sanitary Landfill", in accordance with Borough code. The Solid Waste Division entered into a management agreement with the Borough Land Management Division to manage a temporary set of trails on the landfill site officially known as the "Crevasse Moraine Trail System". These trails are allowed to operate on the landfill proper until such time that the land may become required for landfilling operations.
Along with running the Central Landfill itself, the Central Landfill Unit is responsible for operations and maintenance of all Solid Waste Facilities and equipment.
The Central Landfill has a future lifespan currently calculated to be approximately 160 years. For more information on future planning, refer to the Sequencing Plan which is a commissioned study and planning document required as a part of our permit to operate. The permit is issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC).