Disposal Locations

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 th​​​is policy, please call (907) 343-6250. Cell Phone use is prohibited on campus, and please drive slow​, 10mph.

Refrigerator/Freezer Disposal at Anchorage Regional Landfill and Central Transfer Station 

Please remove doors prior to disposal at the Anchorage Regional Landfill and Central Transfer Station. Appliances must be empty. Please contact customer service SWCS@anchorageak.gov or call (907) 343-6250.

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Anchorage Regional Landfill

The Anchorage Regional Landfill (ARL) is located at the intersection of the Glenn Highway and Hiland road, near the community of Eagle River, Alaska. The address is 15500 E. Eagle River Loop Rd, Eagle River, AK 99577.

All loads must be covered and secured prior to arrival at the facility. Uncovered or unsecured loads are subject to an additional charge of $30. For more information, refer to AMC 26.80.50.

Services at the Anchorage Regional Landfill include residential and commercial trash disposal, recycling, and household hazardous waste collection.


Residential and Commercial

Monday through Friday - 7:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday - CLOSED

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Wood Lot, Eagle River

The Eagle River Wood Lot is located at 15500 Eagle River Loop Road (off the Hiland Road exit off the Glenn Highway) and is operated by Solid Waste Services at the Anchorage Regional Landfill. The Wood Lot is currently closed for 2023 and will reopen Spring 2024.

Central Transfer Station​ (CTS)

Located in Midtown Anchorage, the SWS administration building address: 1208 E 56th Ave. Please visit the administration building upstairs to stand on the observation deck and watch the action on the tipping floor. Visit our bucket of worms. The working vermiculture worm bin demonstrates how people can set up a working worm bin year round, no smell and no bugs, its easy and fun! Learn the story of our trash, how a landfill works and how to recycle, reuse, repurpose and more! 

Commercial E​ntrance:  East 56th Avenue It is preferred that Commercial haulers enter 56th Ave from Old Seward Highway to minimize congestion with transfer trucks and residential traffic entering off of Homer Drive.

Residential Entrance: 1208 E 56th Avenue The preferred route for residential: East on International Road, Turn Right on Homer Drive, Turn Right on E. 56th Ave. First Left Turn. Some online maps and apps are incorrect, so please follow the directions listed here.

The Central Transfer Station receives commercial refuse collection vehicles, residential refuse collection vehicles, and household vehicles (cars and pick-ups) from throughout the metropolitan Anchorage area. The refuse is loaded into large trailers, and transported to the Anchorage Regional Landfill for final disposal. Please yield to our big red disposal trucks while driving on campus. 

The Household Hazardous Waste building provides a location for the collection of residential CFC-containing appliances 
(refrigerators and freezers​), used oil, batteries, and more.

Construction and demolition debris, land clearing waste, medical waste and liquid waste, hot tubs and commercially collected refrigerators ​are NOT accepted at this facility. 

Metals such as stoves, washers, dryers, workout equipment, BBQ grills and lawn mowers will be recycled.

All loads must be covered and secured prior to arrival at the facility. Uncovered or unsecured loads are subject to an additional charge of $30-$60. For more information, refer to AMC 26.80.50.

Reuse Store is located in the Household Hazardous Waste Building. Anchorage residents can drop off up to 40 pounds per day, per physical address: household chemicals, plant fertilizers, paints and more for free. Anchorage residents can visit the reuse store to pick up any items for free up to 40 pounds, come check out what is available, items rotate often. 


Residential - Monday through Saturday - 8:00am to 4:30pm

Commercial - Monday through Friday - 6:30am to 4:30pm

                      Saturday - 8:00am to 4:30pm


Girdwood Transfer Station - RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY

​Located on Ruane Road, off of the Alyeska Highway, in the community of Girdwood. You must go to the end of Ruane Road, and the facility is located on the right just before AWWU's Treatment Building. 

All loads must be covered and secured prior to arrival at the facility. Uncovered or unsecured loads are subject to an additional charge of​ $30. For more information, refer to AMC 26.80.50.

This facility only takes residential solid waste. The following waste is not accepted at the Girdwood transfer station:

Commercial waste, refrigerators, washers, dryers and other cfc containing products, large animals, asbestos, demolition & land clearing debris,
as​p​halt, liquids, grease, cooking oils, medical waste, and empty drums over 30 gal. 


Friday through Saturday - 09:30am to 5:00pm

Monday - 9:30am to 5:00pm

CLOSED - Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    *closed 12:30pm -1:00pm for staff lunch​​

Medical Waste Disposal Policy

Syringe Disposal ​

Contaminated Soil Disposal Policy

Asbestos Disposal​ P​o​licy​