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Solid Waste Services

 Solid Waste Services (SWS)

SWS is made up of two utilities – Refuse Collections and Solid Waste Disposal.   Refuse Collections provides residential and commercial trash collection for the City of Anchorage service area.  Solid Waste Disposal operates the Municipality’s landfill and two transfer stations.
Due to the costs associated with accepting credit and debit cards, SWS only accepts cash or check as payment when disposing of items at any of our facilities.
ALL LOADS MUST BE COVERED AND SECURED per AMC 26.80.050 (Loads not covered and secured are subject to a $10 to $30 Fine for all SWS Locations). COVERED LOADS MEAN CLEANER ROADS!

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Holiday Hours

We close our operations only two days a year, on Christmas Day, and on New Years Day. This allows our employees to enjoy the time with their friends & family, as we hope you do.
All SWS facilities & administrative offices are CLOSED on December 25th & January 01.
If your curbside collections day is Thursday, your carts will be collected on the Saturday following each Holiday, at your routes typical time.
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service Department at (907) 343-6250 
Your Solid Waste Services Team wishes you a safe & happy holiday season!

Regular Locations & Hours of Operation

Administrative hours are Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.

What's New at SWS?

Online Credit card payments or pay-by-phone options are available through Offical Payment Corporation.

For your safety, SWS requires all patrons to wear safety vests on the commercial side of the Central Transfer Station (CTS), and on the working face of the Anchorage Regional Landfill (ARL) at all times. Hard hats are recommended, but are not required. For questions regarding this policy, please call 343-6262.

    • Solid Waste Services
    • Director: Paul Alcantar
    • 1111 E 56th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99518
    • 907 343-6262