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Disposal

Disposal Locations and Rates

The Solid Waste Disposal utility operates the Anchorage Regional Landfill, located in Eagle River, and two transfer stations (Central Transfer Station in Anchorage, and the Girdwood Transfer Station).

For your safety, SWS requires all patrons to wear safety vests on the commercial side of the Central Transfer Station (CTS), and on the working face of the Anchorage Regional Landfill (ARL) at all times. Hard hats are recommended, but are not required. For questions regarding this policy, please call 343-6262.

Anchorage Regional Landfill

The Anchorage Regional Landfill (ARL) is located at the intersection of the Glenn Highway and Hiland road, near the community of Eagle River, Alaska. The address is 15500 E. Eagle River Loop Rd, Eagle River, AK 99577.

All loads must be covered and secured prior to arrival at the facility. Uncovered or unsecured loads are subject to an additional charge. For more information, refer to AMC 26.80.50.

Services at the Anchorage Regional Landfill include residential and commercial trash disposal, recycling, and household hazardous waste collection.

Hours

Residential and Commercial

Monday through Friday -- 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday -- 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday -- Closed.

Residential Rates

 Quantity
 Fee
 Pickup Truck (5 cubic yards or less)  $16 *
 Car (1 cubic yard or less)  $6 *
 Up to FOUR (MAX) 32 gallon bags  $1 ea + $1 recycle surcharge

*Fees include $1 recycling surcharge

Commercial Rate

Anchorage Regional Landfill is open for commercial loads of municipal construction and demolition solid wastes. Disposal fees for commercial vehicles and trailers are $56.50 per ton, plus a $1.50 per ton recycling surcharge, with a $15.00 minimum charge.  

Central Transfer Station

The Central Transfer Station (CTS) is located in Midtown. The SWS administration building are at 1111 E56th Ave.

Commercial entrance: 1111 East 56th Avenue

Residential entrance: 54th avenue and Ingra

The transfer station receives commercial refuse collection vehicles, residential refuse collection vehicles, and household vehicles (cars and pick-ups) from throughout the metropolitan Anchorage area. The refuse is then loaded into large trailers, which are then transported to the Anchorage Regional Landfill for final disposal.

This location also provides a location for the collection of residential CFC-containing appliances(refrigerators and freezers), used oil, batteries, and household hazardous waste.

Construction and demolition debris, land clearing waste, medical waste and liquid waste, and commercially collected refrigerators are NOT accepted at this facility. 

All loads must be covered and secured prior to arrival at the facility. Uncovered or unsecured loads are subject to an additional charge. For more information, refer to AMC 26.80.50.

Hours

Residential - Monday through Saturday -- 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Commercial - Monday through Friday -- 6:30am to 5:00pm

                        Saturday -- 8:00am to 5:00pm

CLOSED ALL SUNDAYS

CLOSED FOR FREE DUMP DAYS (usually end of April or beginning of May - check SWS homepage for more info)

Residential Rates

 Quantity
 Fee
 Pickup Truck (5 cubic yards or less)  $16 *
 Car (1 cubic yard or less)  $6 *
 Up to FOUR (MAX) 32 gallon bags  $1 ea + $1 recycle surcharge

*Fees include $1 recycle surcharge

Commercial Rates

Disposal fees for commercial vehicles and trailers are $66.50 per ton, plus a $1.50 per ton recycling surcharge, with a $21.00 minimum charge.  

*Construction and demolition debris, land clearing waste, medical waste and liquid waste are not accepted at this facility.*

Girdwood Transfer Station - RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY

Located on Ruane Road, off of the Alyeska Highway, in the community of Girdwood. You must go to the end of Ruane Road, and the facility is located on the right just before AWWU's Treatment Building. 

All loads must be covered and secured prior to arrival at the facility. Uncovered or unsecured loads are subject to an additional charge. For more information, refer to AMC 26.80.50.

This facility only takes residential solid waste. The following waste is not accepted at the Girdwood transfer station:

Commercial waste, refrigerators, washers, dryers and other cfc containing products, large animals, asbestos, demolition & land clearing debris, asphalt, liquids, grease, cooking oils, medical waste, and empty drums over 30 gal. 

Hours

Friday through Monday - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    *closed 12:30pm -1pm for staff lunch

CLOSED Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Residential Rates

 Quantity
 Fee
 Pickup Truck (5 cubic yards or less)  $16 *
 Car (1 cubic yard or less)  $6 *
 Up to FOUR (MAX) 32 gallon bags  $1 ea + $1 recycle surcharge

*Fees Include $1 recycle surcharge

Medical Waste Disposal Policy

Contaminated Soil Disposal Policy

Asbestos Disposal Policy

    • Disposal
    • General Manager: Mark Spafford
    • 1111 E 56th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99518
    • 907 343-6262