This document is intended to help community leaders and landfill operators tackle those challenges by explaining how best to ensure that solid waste is handled and disposed of in a manner that minimizes impacts to human health and the environment. While this guidance has been developed for remote communities, it only provides general advice. Each community’s needs and circumstances are unique and site-specific. The Rural Landfill Specialists at Alaska DEC can provide communities with additional information to help with those site-specific needs.
How was the Project Started?
The Solid Waste Management for Rural Alaska Operational Guidance was developed by the Solid Waste Program to provide guidance for better managing solid waste in rural Alaska. The information included in this guidance is focused on improving waste management in communities with Class III landfills. Waste management in small and remote communities has very specific challenges and it is important that these challenges are addressed.
When was the Project Completed, or is it Ongoing?
What are the Resources Needed, including Time, Cost, Etc.?