Regulatory Commission of Alaska: Notice of Utility Tariff Filing (WCA)


The REGULATORY COMMISSION OF ALASKA (Commission) gives notice that Waste Connections of Alaska, Inc. d/b/a Alaska Waste (WCA) filed TA135-692, seeking to update its residential disposal surcharge. WCA proposes an increase of the residential disposal surcharge from 9.48 percent to 22.36 percent. The increase in WCA’s residential disposal surcharge is due to an increase in the Municipality of Anchorage disposal fees from $65.75 per ton to $69.73 per ton at the Regional Landfill, and from $76.38 to $81.02 at the Central Transfer Station. The proposed disposal surcharge is calculated by multiplying the 12 month trailing disposal component by the percentage change in the disposal fee. A sample of the disposal surcharge increase can be seen in the table below.

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12 Month Trailing Disposal Component in $

Percentage Change in Disposal Fee

Residential Disposal Surcharge

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WCA proposes a one-time adjustment of 3.03 percent to the disposal surcharge to recover under-collected disposal expenses. Alaska Waste states that it discovered that the currently effective disposal surcharge did not incorporate the per ton recycling incentive fee.

This notice does not contain all requested revisions and the Commission may approve a rate or classification which varies from that proposed by WCA. You may obtain more information about this filing by contacting Heather Garland, Pricing Manager for Alaska Waste, at 6301 Rosewood Street, Anchorage, AK 99518; phone: (360) 695-4923. The complete filing is also available for inspection at the Commission’s office at 701 West 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 276-6222, or may be viewed at the Commission’s website at by typing “TA135-692” in the Find a Matter search box.

To comment on this filing, please file your comments by 5:00 p.m., December 18, 2020, at the Commission’s address above or via our website at:

Please reference TA135-692 and include a statement that you’ve filed a copy of the comments with WCA at its address given above.

Individuals or groups of people with disabilities, who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids or service, or alternative communication formats, please contact Valerie Fletcher-Mitchell at (907) 276-6222, toll-free at 1-800-390-2782, or TTY/Alaska Relay: 7-1-1 or 1-800-770-8973, or send a request via electronic mail to by December 11, 2020.

DATED at Anchorage, Alaska, this 18th day of November, 2020.


Becki Alvey

Tariff Section Manager

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Public Notices
Sub-Category: Pipeline/Utilities
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 11/18/2020
Archive Date: 12/19/2020
  • Public Comment Deadline
    12/18/2020 5:00pm