Community Compost

Community Compost now closed​!

Please check back in early 2022 for more information on the start of the program.

There are no winter drop-offs for compost in the Municipality of Anchorage. Consider freezing and saving your scraps for drop-off in Spring 2022 (freezing does not affect the compostability of the material) or consider backyard composting. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension offers information on how to compost here.

How it works​​​​

Step 1: Store your accepted food scraps indoors (we recommend using a 5-gallon bucket). In 2021 no yard trimmings (grass, leaves, small branches) will be accepted at the community compost drop-off sites. Yard trimmings are accepted in the Curbside Organics (pink cart) program. 

You may store food scraps in any compostable bag that meets ASTM D6400 standards​. These include:

Step 2: Drop-off up to two 5-gallon buckets of food scraps at a time of ​your convenience to​ either the Anch​orage Regional Landfill (15500 Eagle River Loop Road) or the Central Transfer Station (54th and Juneau). 

Drop-offs open DAILY Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m​.
May 4- Oct. 29, 2021​

Compost Pick-Up Days

Compost pick-up days have concluded for 2021. Thank you for your participation! Drop-offs remain open through Oct. 29.


Email or call (907) 343-6250

​Additional Information:

Organics Management Feasibility Report​​​