Solid Waste Management
As part of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) interagency agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indian Health Service (IHS), solid waste management in rural Alaska is addressed in several ways. One of those methods is by providing mini grants to tribes, through a competitive process, to develop Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) Plans. These tribes become sub-recipients of the larger grant and communicate directly with ANTHC program staff for technical assistance, guidance, and training.
Improve environmental management and build tribal capacity within Alaska Native villages by continuing to provide tribal grant awards for local, site-specific waste stream management activities that improve or enhance waste practices in rural communities.
Provide a statewide tribal technical assistance and advocacy program that empowers and assists tribes with village-based decision-making, policy development, and community planning related to waste management.
Provide a statewide forum for Alaska Natives to come together to address solid waste and other environmental issues facing tribes in rural Alaska.
Links to Solid Waste Resources:
Zender Enviornmental Health & Research Group
US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste
Institue for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Waste Management
State of Alaska, DEC Solid Waste Program
RurAL CAP, Community Development
SWANA Alaska Chapter
Previous Sub-Recipients of ANTHC, Integrated Solid Waste Management:
2005 Sub-Recipients 2006 Sub-Recipients
2008 Sub-Recipients 2009 Sub-Recipients
2010 Sub Recipients
Resources for Sub-Recipients:
Progress report forms
Instructions for template
Population Growth Rate
Solid Waste Solutions in Rural Alaska
Satewide Integrated Waste Management Plan Assessment Report
Integrated Waste Management Reference Manual
Workbook 1: Getting Ready to Plan Workbook 2: Goals & Objectives
Workbook 3: Collecting Information Workbook 4: SWM Methods
Workbook 5: Choosing Alternatives Workbook 6: Writing a Plan
Appendix 1: Acronyms/Definitions Appendix 2: Public Education/Outreach
Appendix 3: Household Waste Guide Appendix 4: Waste Mngmt Alternatives
Appendix 5: Dump/Landfill Issues Appendix 6: Funding Your Program
Appendix 7: Grant Proposals Appendix 8: Codes/Laws/Regulations
If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Solid Waste Management Coordinator at
1-800-560-8637 or click on the "Contact Us" button below.