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Trash IS Treasure Webinar Series
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December 7- Nick Riordan: Nick is a lifelong Alaskan living in Anchorage with his wife, dog, cat, chickens, worms, and (most recent addition) bees. Nick spent the last 5 years coordinating Alaska Community Action on Toxics organic gardening program, Yarducopia, where he helps connect local gardeners with growing space, soil amendments, and other gardening resources. ​ Join Nick to learn the nitty gritty of composting, vermicomposting, what's happening here in Anchorage, and his tips and tricks he's learned along the way. 

December 14- Kelli Toth: Kelli is also a lifelong Alaskan, Graduate of UAA, and works for Solid Waste Services. Join Kelli for a discussion of recycling and composting in Anchorage, learn how to get involved this next summer, debunk some myths and share your vision for the future of recycling and composting. What is a Green Team ambassador? Join us for a lively discussion and learn how to become part of the Green Team.

December 21- Jenny Forner: Jenny from re:Made will discuss the exciting world of repurposing and the "Less Waste Movement." The more trash we can divert, the more we can lengthen the life of the landfill. We have less than about 40 years of useful life, so join us to hear what you can do to pitch in to repurposing rather than pitching out to the landfill. 

January 11-  Patrick Simpson: Patrick has deep roots in Alaska, where he was born in Cordova and raised on fishing boats before earning an engineering degree. Simpson has built several companies that have produced sonar systems, underwater vehicles, and wild Alaska salmon oil.  Simpson is now focusing on converting plastic waste into recycled plastic lumber "Grizzly Wood," from Alaska Plastic Recovery will share his journey as an entrepreneur and his latest venture turning post industrial and post consumer plastic into "Grizzly Wood." What is the future of plastics disposal in Anchorage, and across Alaska? Join Pat and learn more.

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​Here's the holiday service calendar for trash and recycling. Just move your pick-up date to the next day. For example, if your pick-up date is Monday December 25, please put your cart out Tuesday December 26. If your pick up date for trash and recycling is Wednesday January 3, please put your cart out the next day Thursday January 4. Happy holidays to you and your family from all of us here at SWS! 

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Collections: All Curbside Services

Home and Business Pick Up Services   ​


​Disposal: Solid Waste Services Facilities
Locations, Hours, Fees

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Hours and Locations

Anchorage Regional Landfill (Eagle River)

15500 Eagle River Loop,  907-343-6250
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Central Transfer Station (Mid-town Anchorage)

Customer Service Team: 907-343-6250
Physical Address: 
Residential: 1310 E. 56th Ave.

Monday - Saturday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Commercial:  1050 E. 56th Ave.
Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Mailing Address:
Municipality of Anchorage Solid Waste Services
1208 E. 56th Ave.
Anchorage, Alaska 99518

Girdwood Transfer Station

Ruane St, Girdwood, AK 99587
Monday, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Tuesday-Thursday & ​Sunday, CLOSED

(Closed 12:30pm - 1:00pm for staff lunc​h​​)

Administrative Offices & Customer Service

Customer Service Call Center, 1208 E. 56th Ave
Monday - Friday, 9​:00am - 4:00pm
(907) 343-6250        email: swcs@anchorageak.gov​




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Strategic Plan ​

Municipality of Anchorage Climate Action Strategy 

Financial Statements

SWS Financial Statements

Organics Collection and Processing within the Municipality of Anchorage  

Community Food Waste Reduction Program  

  Landfill Gas