Public Works - Solid Waste Disposal

Holiday Landfill Hours and Solid Waste Collection Schedule:

HolidayDate Landfill HoursSolid Waste Collection
Christmas Eve Legal Christmas holiday observed on Friday, 12/24/2021
Open til noonCollection routes as normal, have material curbside early for extra Route Truck
Christmas DaySaturday, 12/25/21
ClosedNo scheduled collection
New Years Eve Legal New Years holiday observed on Friday, 12/31/21Open til noonCollection routes as normal, have material curbside early for extra Route Truck
New Years DaySaturday, 1/1/2022
ClosedNo scheduled collection
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, 1/17/2022
ClosedCollection routes one day behind
Presidents DayMonday, 2/21/2022
Normal hoursNormal collection routes
Sewards DayMonday, 3/23/2022
Normal hours
Normal collection routes
Memorial DayMonday, 5/30/21
ClosedCollection routes one day behind
Independence DayMonday, 7/4/2022
ClosedCollection routes one day behind
Labor DayMonday, 9/5/2022
ClosedCollection routes one day behind
Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day Monday, 10/10/21
Normal hoursNormal collection routes
ThanksgivingThursday, 11/24/2022
ClosedCollection routes Thursday will be done Friday
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, 11/25/2022
Normal hoursCollection routes Friday will be done Saturday


The Solid Waste Collection Division is responsible for providing safe and efficient collection and handling of municipal solid waste, demolition debris, and recyclable products. The operation should be beneficial to the public by maximizing recycling when economically feasible and improving operations to better serve Ketchikan. It is the responsibility of the staff to help and serve the public. The Division is responsible for promoting programs that reduce waste and educate the community. The Division follows regulatory guidelines and makes every effort to meet the requirements set forth by those regulations. It is the responsibility of the Division to promote an active and positive image of solid waste collection.

 Solid Waste Disposal 

The mission of the Solid Waste Disposal Division is to continue providing safe and economic solid waste disposal management and to offer such services in an environmentally sound manner while fostering recycling, composting and re-use. The Division strives to furnish customers with expedient and efficient service.

 Solid Waste Recycling 

The Solid Waste Recycling Division is responsible for providing safe and efficient collection and handling of recyclable products. The Division attempts to make service beneficial to the public by maximizing recycling when economically feasible and improving the operation to better serve Ketchikan. It is the responsibility of the staff to help and assist the public. The Division is responsible for promoting programs that reduce waste and educate the community.

 Physical Locations & Mailing Address: 
Deer Mountain Landfill
1103 Nordstrom Drive
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-2370 FAX: (907) 247-0272

 Hours of Operation 
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday

 Rate Type
 $.0725/lb Landfill Disposal
 $.10/lb Shredding
 $.26/lb Incineration