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Solid Waste

What We Do:

Since 2004, our main goal within the Solid Waste Department is to prolong the life of a community’s landfill. This is significant because what is thrown away in a landfill can directly impact the community’s health if the materials are possible soil, air and/or water contaminates. Since constructing a new landfill can cost at least a million dollars, it is vital to use the space they already have instead of relocating the landfill. Extending the life of a landfill is usually done by Backhaul, removing waste from a community. Backhauling waste can free up a tremendous amount of space in a landfill. As of 2008, the Backhaul Program has processed over 10 million pounds of solid waste material! Through partnerships with several transportation and recycling programs, the list of items able to be backhauled grow every year.

More than just trash!

The Solid Waste Department has also dedicated itself to providing solid waste handling training to Tribal workers such as HAZWOPER, DOT HAZWASTE regulations, CPR, First Aide, Freon Removal, Emergency Response and Incident Command, Asbestos Abatement, and Drum Crusher training. The Department thoroughly enjoys these trainings as it is a great way to perform community outreach and education.

  • Lead Acid Batteries

  • Household Batteries

  • White Goods (refrigerators, freezers, coolers)

  • Electronics (televisions, computers, copiers, fax machines, microwaves, etc.)

  • Motorized Vehicles (metal boats, outboard motors, snowmachines, ATVs, cars, trucks and heavy equipment,etc)

  • Used Oil

  • Used Glycol

  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Materials that can be backhauled

Our Partners

Community Members

Nenana Cheap Tow

Crowely Marine Services

Total Reclaim

Northland Services

Airland Transportation

Lynden Air Cargo

Weaver Brothers

ABS Alaskan

Arctic Wire and Rope

C&R Pipe


Northern Air Cargo

Grant Aviation 

Everts Air Cargo

Acrtic Transportation Services

Wright Air

Pen Air

Alaska Cargo Express



Alaska DEC

Region 10 EPA

USDA Rural Developement 

Rural Cap





Solid Waste Resources


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