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Community Compost is OPEN​!

Central Transfer Station, May 2nd through October 28th

Monday-Saturday, 8am-5pm


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 Curbside Compost Program (pink cart). Food containers and materials labeled "compostable" are not accepted in this program. 

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

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 ​your convenience to​ the Central Transfer Station (54th and Juneau). 

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Compost P​ick-Up

Free finished compost pickup will no longer be available in 2022 as SWS works to make the program more economical.  To support our compost program, sign up for curbside service today.​

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


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

​Additional Information:

Organics Management Feasibility Report​​​