Central Peninsula Landfill

Elizabeth Earl / KDLL

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding the Kenai Peninsula Borough with a competitive grant to create a community-wide composting project, making it possible for more individuals and businesses on the central peninsula to send their organic waste to farms instead of landfills.

“Oh man, I’m so excited about this project," said Kaitlin Vadla, regional director for Cook Inletkeeper. "It’s a huge win for the borough and for our area. It’s hard to get these big national grants. And so the fact that we got it is really exciting.”

Elizabeth Earl / KDLL

The chickens and turkeys at Diamond M Ranch eat pretty well—especially if you consider the volume. Since last year, the birds have taken care of thousands of pounds of compost from households around the central peninsula.

Ariel Silverman

Stacking pallets of recycled electronics is a little bit like playing a game of Tetris.

“So we have monitors and then we have printers and scanners, and then we have maybe a miscellaneous pallet," said Satchel Pondolfino, the lower inlet organizer for Cook Inletkeeper. “You stack them on top of each other in a way that seems as stable as you can make it.”

Solid waste, recycling and composting  are up for discussion with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Resilience and Security Advisory Commission Solid Waste Committee members, Randy Arndt and Alexandra Ravelo, as well as Dan Kort, Solid Waste Director at Central Peninsula Landfill.

To find out more about the Resilience and Security Commission, access links to their meetings and contact the commission members go the the KPB website.

Calling all e-junk

Oct 1, 2020
Courtesy of Cook Inletkeeper

Cook Inletkeeper is holding its annual electronics recycling event at the landfill in Soldotna this Saturday. The event was postponed due to the pandemic — it usually takes place in May — but will otherwise function much like it does every year.

Volunteers will be wearing masks and encouraging social distancing when possible.

ECON 919 - Fire costs, brush piles still growing

Oct 25, 2019


This week, continuing to count the costs of the Swan Lake fire.



Landfill taking in electronics this weekend

Apr 30, 2018

The weather is finally warm and nearly dry enough for the annual rite of spring cleaning. While the Kenai Peninsula Borough solid waste department usually receives all manner of used goods, this weekend, it will specifically be taking in electronics.

It's been over two months since the Kenai Peninsula Borough has opened the landfill in Soldotna to hazardous waste disposal, but Saturday citizens will be free to bring in up to 55 gallons of household waste.

Commercial disposers are charged a fee, and have to register in advance, but if you're just an innocent bystander with a garage full of half-empty paint cans, used motor oil and fluorescent light bulbs, your trip to the dump is free.