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Anchorage Regional Landfill - Fact Sheet

Year Opened
 
1987
Site Size
 
275 acres165
designated for refuse
Facilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public Transfer Station
Leachate Lagoons
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Battery Collection
Used Oil Collection
White-Goods Collection (Appliances)
Scalehouse 
Landfill Capacity
 
Approximately 42.3 million cubic yards
Approximately 19.8 million tons
Life Expectancy
 
Continued service through 2043
Waste Depth
 
Over 300 feet in the center of the landfill
Approximate Daily Intake Rate
 
1,100 tons
Approximate Yearly Intake Rate
 
350,000 tons
Liner System
 

 

2-foot Leachate Collection and Removal Layer
80-mil High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL)
Subgrade 
Number of Leachate Lagoons
 
 2
Lagoons Storage Capacity
  
Approximately 2.83 million gallons
Gallons of Leachate
Handled
 
Approximately 6-12 million/year
Number of monitoring
Wells
 
8 (4 up-gradient, 4 down-gradient)
Total Estimated Development Cost (1987 to 2025)
 
$ 72,000,000
Total Estimated Closure Costs
 
$ 30,000,000
Total Estimated Post-Closure
(2043 to 2073)
 
$ 13,000,000