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Recycling

Recycling - What Goes Where?

Below is a list of common and special recyclables. Ensuring that we recycle these items is of the utmost importance for our community.

Major Recycling Drop-off Centers

Anchorage Regional Landfill: 15500 Eagle River Loop Rd

Central Transfer Station: 54th & Ingra

Anchorage Recycling Center: 6161 Rosewood St

ALPAR Map of Anchorage Recycling Sites

Common Items

Aluminum cans - rinsed

Automated curbside & ALL Major Drop-off Centers

Additional drop-offs: Inlet View Elementary, CARRS Aurora Village, Northwood Elementary, CARRS Jewel Lake, Mears Middle School, Lake Otis Elementary, CARRS Abbott, CARRS Muldoon, Wonder Park Elementary, CARRS Eagle River 

Aluminum foil - clean

Drop-off only @ Anchorage Recycling Center

Cardboard - flattened, no grease

Automated curbside & ALL Major Drop-off Centers

Food Waste

ANC COMMUNITY COMPOST - CLICK HERE

May 2017 - October 2017

Central Transfer Station, Anchorage Regional Landfill

Glass bottles and jars

ALL Major Drop-off Centers

Grass Clippings

Composted by American Landscaping - $2 per bag

760 E 120th Ave, (907) 563-3804 

Typically open April - October call for more details

Mixed paper - cereal boxes, junk mail, office paper, magazines, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls

Automated curbside & ALL Major Drop-off Centers

Newspaper

Automated Curbside & ALL Major Drop-off Centers

Additional drop-offs: Inlet View Elementary, CARRS Aurora Village, Northwood Elementary, CARRS Jewel Lake, Mears Middle School, Lake Otis Elementary, CARRS Abbott, CARRS Muldoon, Wonder Park Elementary, CARRS Eagle River 

Plastic clamshells - #1 PETE

Automated curbside

Plastic bags

Drop-off at Anchorage Recycling Center, various retail stores such as Fred Meyers and CARRS

Plastic bottles - #1 PETE

Automated curbside & ALL  Major Drop-off Centers

Plastic jugs/bottles - #2 HDPE

Automated curbside & ALL Major Drop-off Centers

Steel/tin cans - rinsed

Automated curbside

Drop-off at anchorage Recycling Center & Central Transfer Station

Special Items

Appliances - fees apply

 

Appliances such as washers, dryers, fridges, freezers, and stoves may be brought to CTS and ARL for recycling.
*Refrigerators and freezers are accepted at CTS and ARL for an additional $20.00 charge, per each unit, which covers the removal of the CFCs (Freon).
Commercial entities must take refrigerators and freezers to the Anchorage Regional Landfill.

Auto batteries - fees apply

Central Transfer Station, Anchorage Regional Landfill

(1st battery free, 2nd + $5 per battery)

Cooking Oil - less than 5 gallons

Central Transfer Station Household Hazardous Waste (Tu, Th, Sat), Anchorage Regional Landfill Household Hazardous Waste

Cooking Oil - more than 5 gallons

Alaska Waste Commercial Collection 563-3717

Construction and demolition debris - fees apply

Central Recycling Services (311 N. Sitka St)

CFL bulbs

Central Transfer Station Household Hazardous Waste (Tu, Th, Sat), Anchorage Regional Landfill Household Hazardous Waste

Electronics - fees apply

Total Reclaim (12050 Industry Way, 561-0544)

Batteries & Bulbs (910 W International Blvd, 770-6110)

Scrap Metal

Central Recycling Services (311 N. Sitka St, 748-7400)

Alaska Scrap (720 E Whitney Rd, 277-2727)

WOTC (8820 King St, 344-1133)

Anchorage Recycling Center (6161 Rosewood St, 562-2267)

Used Oil

Central Transfer Station (5 gallon limit)

Anchorage Regional Landfill (5 gallon limit) 

Wood Waste

Muni woodlots - click here for more info.

Disclaimer: This listing is for informational purposes only, and Anchorage Solid Waste Services does not purport to endorse any private business or agencies listed above. Prices, operating hours, and acceptable materials are subject to change. Please contact individual locations if you have further questions about their policies, prices, locations, or hours.

If you are a recycling enterprise and wish to be included on this list please contact the SWS Recycling Coordinator at 343-6275.

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