Solid Waste Services

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT: HOW CAN I WEIGH IN?

Your opinion matters!

Anchorage, we want to hear from you! Building a new Central Transfer Station is all about making trash time a better experience for you. Over the course of the project timeline, there will be several opportunities for you to weigh in during community meetings and public hearings. 


The project team will be making regular visits to the Taku/Campbell and Abbot Loop Community Councils and we will always appreciate your feedback whether good or not so good. This project will be heard by the Municipality of Anchorage Urban Design Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission in order to receive the necessary approvals to continue. The Anchorage Assembly and their Enterprise and Utility Oversight Committee will be paying attention as well. 


Stay tuned to this website for more up-to-date information about meeting schedules. Please don't hesitate to give the project team a call or submit your feedback via email.


Upcoming events and opportunities for public involvement:

Stay tuned to this page for more information regarding ways to hear about and weigh in on the project in 2020. A tentative schedule for the first quarter of the year is below.


February 13, 2020: Update to Taku/Campbell Community Council

February 27, 2020: Update to the Abbott Loop Community Council

March 12, 2020: Update to the Taku/Campbell Community Council

March 26, 2020: Update to the Abbott Loop Community Council (Tentative)

April 6, 2020: Planning & Zoning Hearing on Conditional Use Permit and Plat


Past events and opportunities for public involvement: 


August 21, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 PM: Community Meeting regarding the variance request. Location: Solid Waste Services Administration Building, 1111 E. 56th Avenue. The project team gave a presentation and showed graphics of the site plan, and also gave a sneak peak of the facility design concept.


September 4, 2019: On behalf of Solid Waste Services, DOWL submitted a variance request to the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) on September 4, 2019. The case number assigned is 2019-0141. Using the case number you can submit comments about the project variance directly to the MOA via their online planning portal,  http://www.muni.org/cityviewportal/


September 12, 2019, 6:00 PM: Taku/Campbell Community Council meeting. Location:  The AlphaMedia/Morris Building, 301 Arctic Slope Avenue. Enter on the West entrance. The building is on the North side of Dimond Blvd, in between Red Robin and La Mex, next to the Crowley Building. The project team gave an update of the project, took public input and answered questions.


September 26, 2019, 6:30 PM: Abbott Loop Community Council meeting. Location:  Abbott Loop Elementary School, 8427 Lake Otis Parkway. The project team gave an update of the project, took public input and answered questions.


October 10, 2019, 6:00 PM: Taku/Campbell Community Council meeting.  Location:  The AlphaMedia/Morris Building, 301 Arctic Slope Avenue. Enter on the West entrance. The building is on the North side of Dimond Blvd, in between Red Robin and La Mex, next to the Crowley Building. The project team gave an update of the project, took public input and answered questions. 


October 30, 2019, 6:30 PM: Abbott Loop Community Council meeting. Location:  Abbott Loop Elementary School, 8427 Lake Otis Parkway. The project team gave a short project update and answer questions.


November 13, 2019, 6:30 PM: Urban Design Commission Hearing of the SWS Variance Request. Location: Anchorage Assembly Chambers at the Z.J. Loussac Library, 3600 Denali Street.


November 21, 2019, 6:30 PM: Abbott Loop Community Council meeting. The project team gave an update of the project, took public input, and answered questions.


December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM: During the regularly scheduled Taku/Campbell Community Council Meeting at the AlphaMedia/Morris Building (301 Arctic Slope Avenue), the project team presented  on the forthcoming Conditional Use Permit and Platting Action. These two planning actions are the next step in moving the new Central Transfer Station project forward. Public comments and questions were addressed by the team during this community meeting. A meeting summary will be posted to the project website soon.


We'd love to talk with you!

If you can't make it to a community meeting, you can always talk with us about the project, find more information, or submit your comments about this project over the phone or in writing. We are also happy to schedule additional presentations/updates for other groups. We want to hear from you - please get in touch!