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Now Open, the Materials Recovery Facility
​Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30am-3:30pm through October 31
Materials include the Central Wood Lot, Organics and #1, #2, #5 plastics. See the flyer for details:​
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SWS Holiday Calendar

Solid Waste Service's mission is to provide safe, efficient, and innovative solid waste management for the Municipality of Anchorage. By distributing free dump passes, SWS's intent is that we can encourage Anchorage residents to clean up our green spaces and make Anchorage beautiful. 
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Curbside Composting Pick-Up Begins May 1-September 30. Reserve your cart beginning May 1 within the SWS Service Area, call 907-343-6250 or email swcs@anchorageak.gov
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March 22, 2024:  All Lithium Batteries must be disposed of at Household Hazardous Waste Facilities. Read the new SWS​ Policy, read the EPA FAQs, and the Lithium Battery Report, by the EPA. Have questions? Call our customer service team, 907-343-6250 or email swcs@anchorageak.gov 

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 The 2024 rates were approved Jauary 2023, for curbside collection:
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Preferred Route for Central Transfer Station Residential Customers, some online maps are inaccurate:
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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​

Municipality of Anchorage Solid Waste Services Policies



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Strategic Plan ​

Municipality of Anchorage Climate Action Strategy 

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​​​​Financial Statements

SWS Financial Statements

Organics Collection and Processing within the Municipality of Anchorage  

Community Food Waste Reduction Program  

  Landfill Gas