- Address: Willow Station Rd, Willow, AK 99688
- GPS: 61.7527211,-150.0458939
- Phone: (907) 745-9838
- Mobile Phone: (907) 745-9838
- Monday 9am-5pm
- Tuesday 9am-5pm
- Wednesday closed
- Thursday closed
- Friday 9am-5pm
- Saturday 9am-5pm
- Sunday 9am-5pm
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The Willow Transfer Station is located on Willow Station Rd, Willow, AK 99688. This landfill is opened on the following hours:
- Monday: 9am-5pm
- Tuesday: 9am-5pm
- Wednesday: closed
- Thursday: closed
- Friday: 9am-5pm
- Saturday: 9am-5pm
- Sunday: 9am-5pm
The landfill is closed on all US federal holidays. The dumps on the landfill are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the applicable state laws.
The Willow Transfer Station Alaska buries trash and garbage below secured and stratified layers of dirt and isolating material. The transfer station accepts tire, solid waste, hazardous waste, and inert material waste. For any other type of waste that you are not SURE ABOUT, you can reach them out at (907) 745-9838.
You may contact the Willow Transfer Station about any information regarding: waste managing policies, recycling policies, commercial garbage, accepted types of trash, industrial waste, household garbage, appliances disposal and hazardous waste management.
You can reach the Willow Transfer Station about their opening hours to the public and what is the visitor policy. They would gladly answer your questions.
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There is one detail to clear out. Landfills and dumps sound the same but are not. A landfill is engineered to maximally reduce the effect on the environment of the waste. The advantages of landfills over dumps are that landfills are managed with more care and landfills can even recycle the waste to produce other compounds or to even produce energy. Dumps are almost nonexistent today as they do not manage the waste and just leave things in the open.
Chemical landfills are a variation of sanitary landfills. Chemical landfills are made to secure and hazardous waste. This type of landfill is made on top of a nonporous bedrock. The idea is to create a place that is specialized to reduce the likelihood of hazardous waste reaching the environment. This type of landfill has a pit with a heavily protected bottom that does not allow hazardous materials to reach the soil. These landfills are operated by specialized personnel, and they have strong monitoring systems. To deposit materials in a chemical landfill, it is mandatory to research the local applicable laws and any federal laws that pertain to the type of waste that you intend to dispose of.
There is a lot of waste generated in the USA. In 2018, there were 292 million tons of waste generated. Averagely that is 4.9 Lb. of waste per person. The waste from municipalities is recycled the most. The data says that in 2018, there was a recycling rate of 32%. Some of the waste is reprocessed not other means such as bio-chemical management.The largest categories of waste pertain to paper, food plastics, yard trims, and metals. Food, plastics, and paper make are the main resources for energy production from waste.
There are many landfills and they have accepted different types of waste. To make it simpler for our readers to locate your nearest landfill, we have created a simple website that helps you to answer those questions. The website is free and very simple to use. All that you must do is input your zip code and the type of waste that you will deposit. The website generates an interactive map, where it lists all landfills near your zip code that accept your predefined type of waste. The website also generates a list of all landfills near you where you can click and get more information for each landfill.
Each landfill has a different cost to use its services. The price depends on many factors, such as type of waste ( hazardous, construction and demolition waste, municipal solid waste, and inert waste ), location of the landfill, and the individual charges of the landfill. According to statistics, the USA average price per ton is $53.72. The costs tend to be higher in the Pacific area, where they reach an average of $72.02 per ton of waste. The prices are averagely the cheapest in South Central, where they reach $39.66 per ton. From statistics, we see that the highest populated areas, the Pacific and the northeast are the costliest, while the other areas of the USA tend to have cheaper prices per ton.