Community Compost

​Community Compost will open May 4, 2020

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.

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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. 

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 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.

Note: Community Compost operates on the honor system. Finished compost is NOT GUARANTEED. Please do not take more than 10 gallons of compost per week so others may have access to finished compost. Finished compost will be delivered every other Monday.



Drop-off Hours

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

Closed Sundays



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