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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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We are thankful for your business.

In honor of this week's Thanksgiving holiday, the SWS Department will be modifying our hours as stated below:

Thursday November 27th:

  • Curbside collection services will be conducted as normal.
  • Residential drop off locations are closed. However, residential trash will be redirected to, and accepted, at the commercial entrance.
  • Administration & customer service offices will be closed.

Friday November 28th:

  • Curbside collection services will be conducted as normal.
  • All drop off facilities (residential & commercial) are operating on normal schedules.
  • Administration & customer service offices will be closed.

If you have any questions, feel free to call our customer service department at: (907) 343-6250

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