Solid Waste Services (SWS)
SWS is made up of two utilities – Refuse Collections and Solid Waste Disposal. Refuse Collections provides residential and commercial trash collection for the City of Anchorage service area. Solid Waste Disposal operates the Municipality’s landfill and two transfer stations.
Due to the costs associated with accepting credit and debit cards, SWS only accepts cash or check as payment when disposing of items at any of our facilities.
ALL LOADS MUST BE COVERED AND SECURED per AMC 26.80.050 (Loads not covered and secured are subject to a $10 to $30 Fine for all SWS Locations). COVERED LOADS MEAN CLEANER ROADS!
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Locations & Hours of Operation
Administrative hours are Monday - Friday (except holidays) from 8 am to 4 pm.
Disposal facilities (landfill, transfer stations) will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1).
Trash collection will have a modified schedule the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Day.
Monday and Tuesday - no change
**Wednesday - collected on Saturday**
Thursday & Friday - no change
Administrative offices will be closed on Christmas Day (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1).
What's New at SWS?
Online Credit card payments or pay-by-phone options are available through Offical Payment Corporation.
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.