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Community Compost

June 2018 through October 2018


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

NOTE: Community Compost closed Oct. 31 for the season. We will restart the program in the spring. Please check this space for updates starting in March 2019. For additional resources on composting, please see the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension resources on backyard composting.

Did you participate in Community Compost this year? Take our survey! 

How it works

Step 1: Store your accepted food/garden scraps in your ANC Community Compost or regular five gallon bucket.

Step 2: Drop-off 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.

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



Stay up to date!

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    • Recycling
    • General Manager: Mark Spafford
    • 1111 E 56th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99518
    • 907 343-6262