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Community Compost is OPEN​!

Central Transfer Station, May through October 

Monday-Saturday, 8am-4:30pm


How does it work? 

Step 1: Store your accepted food scraps indoors (we recommend using a 5-gallon bucket). In 2022 no yard trimmings (grass, leaves, small branches, weeds) will be accepted at the community compost drop-off sites. Yard waste is accepted in the Curbsi​de Compost Program (pink cart). Food containers and materials labeled "compostable" are not accepted in this program. Please put your kitchen scraps and other organics LOOSE in your pink bin, do not put it in a plastic or compostable plastic bag. 

Download the 2022 Community Compost how-to guide here​.​​​

Step 2: Drop-off up to two 5-gallon buckets of food scraps at ​your convenience to​ the Central Transfer Station 1208 E. 56th Ave. 

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension offers information on how to compost here.

Yarducopia operates the Midtown Garden Depot for more materials, and instruction guidance. 

Anchor Gardens likely has a garden coach in your neighborhood to support and guide you through composting and gardening.

Are you interested in joining the new Anchorage Compost Coalition? email compost@muni.org to sign up for e-news, upcoming events etc.


compost@muni.org or call (907) 343-6250

​Additional Information

Organics Management Feasibility Report​