Community Compost

Community Compost sites now open​!

​Please note SWS is changing finished compost distribution in 2021. Finished compost will only be available on certain days each month on a first come, first serve basis.​

Food Scrap drop-off will be open DAILY Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 through Oct. 30, 2021.​

Find more information on Compost Pick-Up​ Days 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. 30, 2021​

Compost Pick-Up Days

​As part of participation in the program, participants are eligible for up to 10 gallons of free finished compost per household​ per month. Compost is first come, first served and is not guaranteed. You must bring your own bucket or container to collect free compost.​​

Finished compost will only be available on the following days:

Anchorage Regional Landfill:
Third Tuesday of each month (May-September)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Central Transfer Station:
Third Thursday of each month (May-September)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NOTE: Summer traffic at the Central Transfer Station can be heavy and lead to long wait times. Please be prepared for a possible wait.


​May 18
​Anchorage Regional Landfill
​May 20
​Central Transfer Station
​June 15
​Anchorage Regional Landfill
​June 17
​Central Transfer Station
​July 15
​Central Transfer Station
​July 20
​Anchorage Regional Landfill
​August 17
​Anchorage Regional Landfill
​August 19
​Central Transfer Station
​September 16
​Central Transfer Station
​September 21
​Anchorage Regional Landfill

​ Questions?

Email or call (907) 343-6250

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