Community Compost is now open!
All Solid Waste Services disposal and recycle sites remain open during the COVID-19 emergency response. Please practice safe physical distancing while using Community Compost sites.
For additional resources on composting, please see the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension resources on backyard composting.
Community Compost will close for the season on October 30, 2020.
How it works
Step 1: Store your accepted food scraps indoors (we recommend using a 5-gallon bucket). In 2020 no yard trimmings (grass, leaves, small branches) will be accepted at the community compost drop-off sites. Yard trimmings are accepted in the Curbside Organics (pink cart) program.
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 of food scraps at a time of your convenience to 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.
UPDATE: Due to high demand, finished compost will no longer be provided after July 2020. Please continue to drop off food scraps as they continue to be composted. Finished compost from this year's food scraps will be available as finished compost in 2021.
Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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