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Solid Waste Services (SWS) The Solid Waste Services Department (SWS) is made up of two utilities – Refuse Collections and Solid Waste Disposal.  The Refuse Collections utility provides residential and commercial trash collection for our City of Anchorage service area.  The Solid Waste Disposal utility operates the Anchorage Regional Landfill, located in Eagle River, and two transfer stations (Central Transfer Station in Anchorage, and the Girdwood Transfer Station). 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. SWS is excited to accept Master Card and Visa credit card payments at all of our facilities! We are always trying to make our utility customer friendly, so customers will NO LONGER be required to pay with cash to dispose of waste at Central Transfer Station or the Anchorage Regional Landfill.

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! Click Here to See ALPAR's Covered Loads Video. 

Regular Locations & Hours of Operation Administrative hours are Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.

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