WILLOW AREA COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, INC.

Your local forum for discussion, participation and comment in matters of concern to the community. WACO promotes the social, cultural and economic welfare of the Willow area.
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This website is a service for the community of Willow, Alaska. Find WACO meeting minutes and agendas as well as information about committees, the community center and, local groups. Committee and group news or announcements are also posted as received. View the calendar for the schedule of local activities/events.

WACO meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Willow Community Center.

WACO Meetings

WACO Community Meeting

The first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM

Willow Community Center

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The March Willow eBreeze is Out - mailchi.mp/d0f2f74ada7d/cw3lhd3lg2 ...

The March Willow eBreeze is Out - https://mailchi.mp/d0f2f74ada7d/cw3lhd3lg2

2 weeks ago

Willow Area Community Organization

NOTICE: The Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MSB) Solid Waste Division (SWD) is changing its policy in regards to “brush” disposal and “scrap metal” disposal effective February 1, 2019. Keeping these items out of the landfill will free up valuable space and reduce risk, allowing the landfill to extend lifecycle estimates and save money. The Solid Waste Enterprise Fund operates only on fees generated at the gate, so any opportunity to reduce waste going into the waste stream saves money. The term “brush” includes, but is not limited to: brush, grass, hay, leaves, stumps, and wood chips. In the past, brush has been accepted as Municipal Solid Waste at the Transfer Stations and as Construction & Demolition (C&D) material at the Central Landfill. Dry and wet brush is a fire hazard because of gases emitted during decomposition, which create heat and may spontaneously combust into fires. Because of these problems, the Central Landfill and Transfer Stations will no longer place brush or other vegetation in containers or the landfill cells. The term “scrap metal” includes, but is not limited to, bikes, appliances, car parts, engine parts or blocks, lawn mowers, metal tanks, refrigerators, washers & dryers and any other item made of metal. In the past, scrap metal has been accepted as Municipal Solid Waste at the Transfer Stations and thrown into the cans/dumpsters. Besides being extremely expensive to transport, these scrap metal items are a hazard to the public and the SWD equipment, and are now generating revenue for the Borough to help offset the cost of waste disposal. The MSB SWD will no longer accept brush or scrap metal at the following Transfer Stations: 1. Butte Transfer Station 2. Sutton Transfer Station 3. Talkeetna Transfer Station 4. Willow Transfer Station Brush and scrap metal may be brought to the Central Landfill (1201 N. 49th State Street, Palmer) or the Big Lake Transfer Station (13507 Hollywood Road, Big Lake) and disposed of in the designated brush area or scrap metal pile. All grass or other brush must be removed from plastic bags. In the event the Community is interested in a scrap metal “event,” the Solid Waste Division can coordinate a contractor for the event, which will be managed by the local community and recycling coordinators. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Division Manager, Macey Shapiro, at 907-861-7606. We would like to remind our customers that Transfer Stations were never intended to take commercial quantities of waste and they are not equipped to handle loads larger than five (5) cubic yards. Vehicles with trailers more than eight (8) feet in length will not be accepted. These loads can be brought to the Central Landfill or picked up by private haulers. We thank you for your cooperation in keeping the landfill and environment safe and friendly for our customers. It has been a pleasure to serve you in the past, and we look forward to serving you in the future. ...

2 weeks ago

Willow Area Community Organization

You may not be able to tell but YES we are open! Monday, Tues and Thurs Noon- 8pm, Weds and Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am- 3:30pm. Feel free to call us at 861-7655! ...

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