Anchorage produces roughly 1 ton of trash per resident - we can do better.
Community Compost will open May 1, 2019.
For additional resources on composting, please see the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension resources on backyard composting.
How it works
Step 1: Store your accepted food scraps indoors (we recommend using a 5-gallon bucket). In 2019 no yard trimmings (grass, leaves, small branches) will be accepted.
You may store food scraps in any compostable bag that meets ASTM D6400 standards. These include:
Step 2: Drop-off up to two 5-gallon buckets at a time of your food scraps at either the Anchorage Regional Landfill (15500 Eagle River Loop Road) or the Central Transfer Station (54th and Juneau). Open Monday - Saturday 8am to 5pm.
Step 3: Take compost from the Anchorage Regional Landfill or the Central Transfer Station - an equal amount to the amount of food scraps you dropped off.
Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Best times to go to the landfill are:
Tuesday - Friday, 11 am to 5pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm
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