Solid Waste Planning
Juneau Waste History

SOLID Waste Planning

We Need To Talk About Our Trash

If you live in Juneau, you’ve seen the landfill. Built in the 1960’s, the Capitol Disposal Landfill (formally the Channel Landfill) has been a growing presence in Juneau ever since. It’s difficult to know when the landfill will close, but the best estimate is in 10-15 years.

What will the community do with its trash after the landfill closes?

Juneau Solid Waste 101

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Municipal Composting Facility: CBJ is in the process of working with the US EPA to receive the funding for the municipal composting facility. The Public Works and Facilities Committee (PWFC) will be considering procurement models for the operation of the future facility at their July or August meeting.

Waste Characterization Study: Cascadia Consulting performed the waste characterization study in May 2024. A draft report is expected by the end of June 2024.

Solid Waste Disposal Options Study: The RFP was issued, and the proposals are currently being reviewed by EPW staff.