Community Compost


Anchorage produces roughly 1 ton of trash per resident - we can do better.

Community Compost is now open! The program​ runs through Dec. 30, 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 Anch​orage 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 Cent​ral Transfer Station - an equal amount to the amount of food scraps you dropped off.



Drop-off Hours

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

Closed Sundays

Best times to go to the landfill are:

    Tuesday - Friday, 11 am to 5pm

    Saturday, 9am to 5pm



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