Preserving the peninsula's pristine views

Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2001

Keeping the Alaska terrain beautiful is simple. The Kenai Peninsula has many sites to dump trash, recycle products and RV dumping stations. Please, use them.

Trash and recycling:

Central Peninsula baling-landfill facility, 2.5 miles south of Soldotna, Mile 98.5 Sterling Highway, open 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily.

Kenai transfer facility, down Redoubt Avenue off Mile 13.8 Kenai Spur Highway, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Nikiski transfer facility, down Poolside Avenue off Mile 23.6 Kenai Spur Highway, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Sterling transfer facility, Mile 85.5 Sterling Highway, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Funny River Dumpster site, Mile 9 Funny River Road, open 24 hours per day.

Kasilof-Clam Gulch Dumpster site, Mile 110.4 Sterling Highway, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Ninilchik Dumpster site, Mile 138.5 Sterling Highway, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Anchor Point Dumpster site, behind Anchor Point Grocery at Mile 157 Sterling Highway, open 24 hours per day.

Homer bailing-landfill facility, Mile 169.3 Sterling Highway, is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

McNeil Canyon Dump-ster site, Mile 12.5 East End Road in Homer, open 24 hours per day.

Cooper Landing Dump-ster site, Mile 44 Sterling Highway, open 24 hours per day.

Moose Pass Dumpster site, Mile 29 Seward Highway, open 24 hours per day.

Seward transfer facility, at the end of Dimond Boule-vard, 3 miles north of Seward, open Monday through Satur-day from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Hope Dumpster site, Mile 16 Hope Road, open 24 hours per day.

All facilities accept trash.

Kenai Peninsula Borough recycles newspaper, corrugated cardboard, aluminum cans, glass, office paper, tin cans, plastic milk jugs, motor oil and vehicle and household batteries. The Central Peninsula, Homer and Seward facilities recycle all of those materials.

The Kenai, Nikiski and Sterling facilities recycle all except tin cans and plastic milk jugs.

The Kasilof, McNeil Canyon, Ninilchik, Anchor Point, Cooper Landing, Hope and Moose Pass sites recycle all but tin cans, plastic milk jugs, motor oil and batteries.

The Seldovia Landfill recycles only batteries and motor oil.

RV dumping stations

Cooper Landing: Kenai Princess Lodge, Mile 2 Bean Creek Road off Mile 47 Sterling Highway; Russian River Campground, Mile 52.8 Sterling Highway.

Sterling: Big John's Tesoro, Mile 91.3 Sterling Highway; Cook's Corner, Mile 81.5 Sterling Highway; Castaway Riverside RV Park off Scout Lake Road, Mile 84.9 Sterling Highway, follow the signs; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Mile 4 Skilak Lake Road; Fish and Wildlife Service at Hidden Lake Campground off Skilak Lake Road.

Soldotna: Thompson's Corner, 44224 Sterling Highway; Soldotna Tesoro, 44152 Sterling Highway; Soldotna Y Chevron, 44024 Sterling Highway; Fred Meyer, 43843 Sterling Highway; Edgewater RV Campground, corner of Funny River Road and Sterling Highway.

Kenai: Petro Express, 11152 Kenai Spur Highway; Tesoro 2 Go, 11120 Kenai Spur Highway at the intersection of Willow in Kenai.

Ninilchik: Alaskan Angler RV Resort, on Kingsley Road off Mile 135.4 Sterling Highway; D&M Charters and RV Park on Deep Creek Beach Access Road off Mile 137.3 Sterling Highway; Alaska State Parks' Ninilchik View Campground, Mile 134 Sterling Highway.

Anchor Point: Short Stop Storage and Camping, Mile 153.2 Sterling Highway.

Homer: City dump stations are at the Department of Public Works, across from the post office on the Homer Bypass and by the Fishin' Hole on the Homer Spit. Several private RV camps also have their own stations in the area.

Seward: A city dump station is at the harbor's north 72-hour parking lot, on Fourth Avenue between North Harbor Street and Port Avenue.

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