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Spring Cleaning
The grass is getting green, leaves are starting to reappear, and the birds are singing once again letting us know that spring has finally arrived. Even though we are already a few months in to the year, spring is a great time to start the year off fresh around your home and yard with a little spring cleaning. Whether you are just cleaning out some extra waste accumulated through the long winter or your spring cleaning plans include a home remodeling project, Alaska Waste is here to help you with all of your spring cleaning waste disposal needs!

In addition to our 64 and 96 gallon residential trash cans, Alaska Waste also offers larger front load dumpsters for your spring cleaning projects. Depending on the availability at your local Alaska Waste office, front load dumpsters are offered in a range of sizes of 2.0 cubic yards to 8.0 cubic yards.  Front load dumpsters are a great solution for smaller clean-up projects or home projects such as a bathroom renovation, and if you are not sure what size of container to you may need our helpful staff will be happy to assist you.

If you are anticipating some larger scale spring cleaning projects around your home, you may want to consider using a roll-off container for your waste disposal needs.  Perfect for large clean-up projects and home renovations, Alaska Waste offers roll-off containers from 10 cubic yards all the way up to 40 cubic yards. Roll-off containers are convenient for projects that produce a large amount of refuse or that take place over an extended period of time. Once you are through with your project, simply contact your local Alaska Waste office to schedule a pickup.

Before you begin your spring cleaning projects this year it is important to think about the size and style of the container that will best fit your needs. Front load containers are convenient because they do not take up much space, but the smaller size of these containers may require regular pickup service through the duration of your project. Roll-off containers are a great option if you know that you will need additional space for waste, however it is important to ensure that you will have an area large enough to place the roll-off container and that the area is clear of overhead objects or power lines to allow for safe delivery and pickup of the container.

At Alaska Waste, we proudly serve Alaskans statewide with a wide range of residential and commercial waste services. Our helpful staff will be happy to help you with the products and services you will need for your spring cleaning project and other waste and recycling needs, just visit us online at to find an office near your or email us for more information!

Make sure it’s out, before you throw it out
With the days growing longer and the anticipation for spring growing wildly, the recent subzero temps are a courteous reminder that winter is still far from over here in Alaska. While bitter cold temps are commonplace in these parts and staying warm throughout the long cold winter is paramount, it is also important to be mindful of safe and proper waste disposal this time of year, especially when it comes to disposing of hot ashes and coals from fireplaces and stoves.

Last week an Alaska Waste garbage truck in Fairbanks suffered minor damages after a load that the truck had picked up began to smolder. The truck’s driver happened to notice smoke coming from the contents of the waste truck and quickly pulled into the Farmers Loop transfer station to offload the truck’s contents. Once the waste was unloaded a fire quickly flared up creating a smoke plume visible from over a half-mile away. Thanks to the quick actions of the driver of the Alaska Waste truck and rapid assistance from the Steese Volunteer Fire Department, this incident was resolved quickly with no human injury and little property damage.

Although this was the first incident of its kind this winter, garbage truck fires do occur each year and can only be prevented with the help of residential and commercial waste customers. Extra caution can go a long ways when it comes to the safe disposal of flammable or hazardous materials. Before disposing of ashes and coal from fireplaces, stoves, or grills, ensure that all of the embers have been properly and completely extinguished. If you regularly accumulate a large amount of waste from the fireplace or stove at your home or business, designate a bin or an all-metal trash can as holding receptacle for the ashes in between waste collection days.      

In addition to being mindful about disposing of coals and hot ashes, Alaska Waste would also like to remind our customers about some of the other items that are not accepted through our residential or commercial garbage collection services. Alaska Waste does not accept oil, batteries, paint, or other hazardous or caustic materials. For more information on how to properly dispose of these materials, please contact your local municipal waste department.

By working together, we can all help to work towards safe and responsible waste collection for years to come. At Alaska Waste, we are committed to providing reliable and environmentally responsible solid waste and recycling services to our customers across the state, and we appreciate all of your help and support along the way.

If you have walked down the household cleaning aisle at your local grocery store or shopping center recently, you have probably noticed the overwhelming amount of cleaners that are available. There are cleaners for nearly every room and surface in your home, but who wants or needs a cupboard full of different cleaners?

Many household cleaners contain chemicals that may be harmful to people, pets, and the environment. From caustic and corrosive properties to strong odors and harmful VOCs, some household cleaners can actually do more harm than good.

Green cleaning products and organic cleaning solutions are a great way to reduce your dependence on potentially harmful household chemicals, and you probably have much of what you need to get started already sitting in your pantry.

Here are just a few everyday household products that will help you clean, polish, and protect around your home.

Lemon offers a wonderful, fresh scent that is also effective against most household bacteria. It may also be used to remove soap scum and hard water deposits in the shower, shine brass and copper, and pose as an insect repellent.

Bugs such as ants, fleas, spiders, and even cockroaches, are sensitive to the smell of lemon. Simply extract lemon juice from a whole lemon and squirt it along window, doors, baseboards, and cracks to resists the bug’s temptation to enter into your home.

Lemon makes a wonderful furniture polish for hardwood furniture. Mix 1 cup olive oil with ½ cup lemon juice and apply as a furniture polish. Lemon can act as a natural bleaching agent if not properly portioned, so be sure to do a small test area before polishing the entire furniture set.

Distilled White Vinegar:
Vinegar is an essential to include in your homemade cleaning products. It can be used as an all-purpose cleaner around your home, and the natural vinegar scent quickly disperses as vinegar dries for an odor-free finish.

White vinegar can be used to effectively kill mold, bacteria, and germs. It also cuts grease, odors, and wax buildup. White vinegar also makes a wonderful laundry fabric softener. Simply add ¼ cup to the last rinse cycle for fluffy and non-static clothing and bedding. To remove tough stains and odor from perspiration or deodorant, try using light full-strength vinegar spray directly on the stain right before a wash.

Baking Soda:
Traditionally recognized as a deodorizer, baking soda can also be used as a mild abrasive for scouring dishes, pots, sinks, and tubs. Use baking soda to remove sticky goo left behind from stickers, as a teapot and coffee mug stain buster, and removal of fish or onion odors by adding a teaspoon of baking soda to the dishwasher.

Baking soda can also help keep the sink and shower drains around your home flowing smoothly, simply add a cup of baking soda follow by a few cups of very hot (or boiling) water every month to maintain clean drains (although it is not recommended for drains that are already clogged).

Cooking Oil:
Household uses for cooking oils such as vegetable oil and olive oil stretch far beyond the skillet and frying pan. These pantry essentials can also be used as a cleaner, protectant, and polish for many household items.

Vegetable oil can be used to break down dried paint from your hands and skin. Simply rub vegetable oil over the dried paint allowing it to soak in and then wash the affected area with warm soapy water and watch the paint disappear. Tired of everyday wear leaving a dull finish on your stainless kitchen appliances? Try wiping your appliances with a few drops of olive oil on a soft cloth and then buff to a brilliant shine. Olive oil and vegetable oil can also be mixed with a small amount of lemon juice to create a natural wood polish and cleaner for your wooden furniture.

Go Green When You Clean
Most cleaners found on grocery store shelves contribute to environmental pollution, allergies and other health issues. Homemade cleaning supplies made with baking soda, lemon, vinegar, and oils can provide a natural alternative cleaning remedy that is highly effective, safer around the house for children and pets, and environmentally friendly.

As a Green Star Achievement Award recipient, all of us here at Alaska Waste support and promote environmentally conscious actions and initiatives, and we thank you for helping out by doing your part to keep Alaska clean!

Green Business | Recycling At Work

In a new era where being environmentally conscious is a must, businesses of all shapes and sizes are hustling to become “Green Businesses”. With an impressive amount of businesses (70%) currently incorporating some form of recycling effort within their business agenda, the need to convert your organization into a green business is becoming essential. Green Businesses not only help to improve the environment, they are also seeing some unexpected benefits arise within their companies from their actions.

What does it mean to be a “Green Business”?

Green businesses strive to enhance the quality of life for their employees, community members, and clients through environmentally friendly practices. These businesses are able to achieve this through regulations, policies, and programs set in their agendas to create a healthier and more sustainable future. Through their efforts they have been able to create positive changes not only within their own organizations, but also their surrounding communities.

The hiring of professional recycling companies to assist in handling the recycling duties is the most common and cost-effective tactic that green businesses are using to increase their eco-friendly practices. Since businesses run through an exceptional amount of recyclable waste, recycling companies, like Alaska Waste are needed to manage the high volume of materials being recycled. The recycling professionals at Alaska Waste will guide you on your path to becoming environmentally friendly by evaluating your needs, and creating a recycling plan based on those needs.

Alaska Waste offers a wide range of commercial recycling services for business of all sizes. Smaller businesses and businesses that are interested in just getting started with a recycling program within their workplace may be interested in our Office Recycling Program (ORP). Alaska Waste’s ORP offers small businesses around Anchorage with convenient office recycling collection. We offer weekly or flexible on-demand collection to meet the needs of your business and we accept a variety of material including plastic soda/water bottles, aluminum cans, and mixed paper products through our ORP.

If your business accumulates a large volume of recyclable material such as cardboard, mixed paper, or scrap metal, Alaska Waste also offer commercial dumpster recycling. Whether you are in need of a large commercial recycle containers or commercial compactor services, Alaska Waste offers containers in a variety of styles and sizes to meet your needs and help your business become more green. By actively working towards becoming a green business, your company may see reduced waste costs as well as an enriched public image.

Attracting the Future

A recent study has found that 92% of young professionals are more inclined to work with an environmentally green business over a non-practicing business. As you already know the need to attract and retain a qualified workforce is one of the most important aspects behind creating a successful business. Making the shift to an environmentally sound business will also raise moral among employees that have strong beliefs in recycling practices. Implementing a business wide recycling agenda within your business may lead to an increase of personal recycling practices by your employees at home, in turn creating a cleaner and more sustainable community. 

Alaska Waste will work with your business to form a customized recycling program that fits your commercial recycling needs. Our skilled professionals will work with you and your business to create a regular and appropriate recycling plan that could lower waste cost, and assist in creating a favorable green business image with your clients, employees and community members. Recycling: Good for the environment, good for business!    

Biodiesel | Alaska Waste - Do you want to help your economy and live healthier? Alaska Waste and you can help by using biodiesel fuel instead of others.

For many years, Alaska Waste has been proactive and led the way with green initiatives aimed at conserving resources and reducing waste in Alaska. Perhaps one of Alaska Waste’s greatest achievements has been the development of a biodiesel processing facility in Anchorage that is capable of transforming used cooking oil into a renewable fuel source. The Alaska Waste Biodiesel Plant is capable of transforming over 250,000 gallons of used oil into renewable fuel each year, and with over 240 businesses participating in the cooking oil recycling program at this time, Alaska Waste’s Biodiesel Plant keeps an estimated 4,000 gallons of oil per week out of the waste stream. 

Once the used cooking oil is collected and processed through Alaska Waste’s biodiesel facility, the end product is a renewable fuel source that burns cleaner than diesel fuel and produces 80% less carbon dioxide emissions. The majority of this “green” fuel is utilized at the source by a large number of the waste and recycling trucks that are owned and operated by Alaska Waste, while excess fuel is sold to third-party distributors in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest to provide a clean, renewable fuel source to the public.

Alaska Waste’s cooking oil collection program offers the same convenience and service as Alaska Waste’s curbside recycling collection.  Businesses participating in the program have the option to choose either bi-weekly or monthly collection and will receive a specially designed storage receptacle to keep oil contained while waiting for collection upon enrollment. To collect the oil, Alaska Waste utilizes specially designed pump trucks for a clean, efficient transfer of the used oil to the biodiesel processing facility.

If you are a restaurant owner in the Anchorage area, recycling your used cooking oil through this Alaska Waste program is a great way to reduce your disposal costs and prevent the excessive accumulation of waste in our region. Here are just a few of the benefits that biodiesel provides:

  1. Environmental Benefits- Biodiesel is less toxic than table salt and is more biodegradable than sugar. Biodiesel is also free from sulfur or aromatics, which a U.S. Department of Energy study shows leads to a 78.5% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.  
  2. Health Benefits- In 2000 biodiesel became the only fuel in the country to have successfully completed the EPA-required Tier I and Tier II health effects testing under the Clean Air Act. Cleaner burning fuel = less pollutants in the air.
  3. Security Benefits- Global instability, transportation costs, international tariffs all affect the price of imported fuel, but renewable fuels like biodiesel provide a reliable, cost efficient solution. 
  4. Economic Benefits- Biodiesel creates jobs for people. As of 2012, the biodiesel industry supported over 50,000 jobs in the U.S., a number that will continue to grow as production and use of biodiesel increases.
  5. Vehicle Benefits- Biodiesel yields a high number of combustion quality during compression ignition, which is measured by the cetane number. Biodiesel has a higher cetane number than petroleum diesel fuel. Biodiesel blends are referred to as Bxx. The xx indicates the percent of biodiesel in the blend.

Air pollution and the byproduct from fuel combustion known as aromatics make up about 25% of every gallon of gasoline. Aromatics and smog-forming gases pose potential harm and can affect lung function causing breathing troubles over time. The use of biodiesel results in an overall reduction of smog-forming emissions. Because biodiesel releases fewer pollutants like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere resulting in an overall reduction of smog-forming emissions, biodiesel is the safe, environmentally conscious choice. 

Alaska Waste is committed to tailoring our services to meet the needs of our customers and ensuring consistent services at both the local and state levels.  Thank You for your interest in doing business with Alaska Waste and doing your part to help conserve resources and reduce landfill waste in our state. If you would like more information about recycling your used cooking oil or to learn more about the Alaska Waste Biodiesel Processing Plant, please contact your local Alaska Waste Customer Service office.

Alaska Waste Offers Curbside Recycling | Single Stream Recycling
Over the past decade, the US has seen close to a 100% increase in recycling, however, fewer than 35% of households in the US actively participate in a recycling program. Alaska Waste is proud to provide local recycling programs aimed at reducing landfill waste and conserving resources while providing a convenient solution for residents interested in participating in a recycling program.

Many Alaska Waste customers in Anchorage, Eagle River, and other surrounding communities have the opportunity to participate in Alaska Waste’s Curbside Recycling Program. This single stream recycling program provides an easy, convenient way for Alaska residents to do their part in reducing waste and conserving resources in our region. For less than $10 per month, Alaska Waste customers can sign up for 96 gallon curbside recycling cart that is picked up bi-weekly. One of the greatest features of curbside recycling through Alaska Waste is that this is a commingled or single stream program, which means no sorting for the customer.

Single stream recycling is the easiest way for consumers to recycle household materials. Alaska Waste’s single stream recycling program allows for common household materials to be recycled together within the provided curbside recycling container. Residents can place mixed paper (newspapers, junk mail, magazines, phonebooks, cereal boxes, etc.), flattened cardboard, cans (aluminum, tin, steel), and plastic bottles in the provided container saving time and space sorting various materials.

In addition to the Alaska Waste Curbside Recycling Program, area residents also have the option of transporting their recyclable materials to the Anchorage Recycling Center or any of the other recycling drop-off locations throughout Anchorage. Many of these recycling centers also accept materials that are not accepted through Alaska Waste’s single stream recycling collection. If you would like more information about recycling non-commingled materials including glass, plastic bags, electronics, and large items such as scrap metal and appliances, visit our Recycling Page for a list of acceptable drop-off locations.

Recycling plays an important role in preserving our resources and surroundings for future generations. Currently nearly 75% of waste that is generated each day is recyclable, yet as a whole only about 30% of it is recycled, and if Americans recycled even 1/10th of their newspapers, nearly 25 million trees would be saved each year. If you would like to learn more about curbside recycling or other recycling opportunities in the Anchorage area, contact Alaska Waste’s Anchorage office at 907-563-3717 or visit us online.

Bear Resistant Garbage Cans
Walking out of your home and coming face to face with a large bear rummaging through your garbage can be quite a scary situation.  You may not only worry about your safety, but the safety of your neighbors, local pets, and even the bear.  Securing your trash with bear resistant cans can help alleviate this worry, and Alaska Waste may have just the solution to help you stay safe and while discouraging local bears from digging into your garbage cans.

The Facts
Bears are typically shy animals that try to avoid human contact.  Grizzly and black bears are omnivorous creatures, eating both plants and meats.  To many people’s surprise, bears mainly eat vegetation such as berries, nuts, seeds, and grass. 

Bears have an extremely good sense of smell and will often travel into residential areas upon the smell of food.  We have all heard of the phrase “an elephant never forgets” but in fact it should be “a bear never forgets”.  Once being fed or finding food, bears will travel back to the location over and over it it means an easy meal.  Bears love to eat what humans and pets eat.  Besides garbage, bears have been known to dig into bird feeders, dog food, compost piles, and dirty grills in search of food.

Bears that develop a taste for garbage often become habituated to the environment outside of their forest lives which can reduce their fear of humans and diminish the bear’s sense to search for food in the wild, making them a greater threat to the communities that they frequent.  It is when the bear no longer fears the human world that it becomes dangerous for not only people but the bears.  Oftentimes bears may be relocated multiple times to different areas to combat the habit of rummaging through garbage cans,  but bears are intelligent creatures and often make the trek back to the original area or follow their nose to another easy food source in someone else’s garbage. Unfortunately, if this continues to happen the bear is often killed to keep it from being a menace or danger which is where the quote, “a fed bear is a dead bear” comes from.  

Bear Resistant Cans
Alaska Waste has offered bear resistant garbage cans for your waste disposal needs for the past 8 years.  These bear resistant cans have been tested and are rugged enough to deter even the hungriest of bears.  Every year Alaska Waste pairs up with the local zoo to test out one of the bear resistant cans.  The bear resistant garbage cans have yet to crack or open under pressure of a hungry bear. 

Alaska Waste offers bear resistant garbage cans in select districts for additional service charge of around $5/month, or you may provide your own bear resistant garbage providing it falls into the can dimension requirements for residential trash collection.  Alaska Waste bear resistant garbage cans are available in our 96 gallon capacity can.  Alaska Waste currently services over 40,000 customers, and over 1,200 customers currently use our bear resistant garbage cans.  If you would like more information about our bear resistant garbage cans, please contact your local Alaska Waste office.

Alaska Waste Expands Commercial Recycling Services

Alaska Waste has worked diligently over the years to establish and improve upon local recycling programs aimed at helping residents and Alaska Waste customers reduce the amount of refuse that ends up in landfills across the state. While these recycling programs have been somewhat limited to the larger markets that Alaska Waste services, Alaska Waste is focused on moving forward and expanding the company’s single-stream recycling and commercial recycling services to Alaska Waste customers in smaller regions.

Recently Alaska Waste collaborated with a group of small businesses in Girdwood Alaska to address the lack of commercial recycling opportunities in the area. Previously, the only recycling option for the businesses and residents of Girdwood involved the collecting, sorting, and storing of recyclable materials until a trip could be made to the Anchorage Recycling Center located 40 miles away. Alaska Waste and a group of concerned Girdwood business owners were able to sit down and establish a solution that would help bring commercial recycling services to Girdwood.

Similar to the commingled or single-stream recycling service offered to Alaska Waste customers in Anchorage and Eagle River, the commercial recycling service established in Girdwood allows customers to combine paper, cardboard, aluminum, and recyclable plastics into one container saving them time and space.  Alaska Waste provides businesses with a commercial recycling dumpster sized to fit their recycling needs and also provides the pick-up and transfer of the recyclable materials every two weeks. View the complete story about commercial recycling in Girdwood online via the Turnagain Times.

With the continued success and growing demand for commercial recycling dumpsters, Alaska Waste hopes to continue expanding this service in the near future. In addition to commercial recycling dumpsters, Alaska Waste continues to see growth with another commercial recycling program currently being utilized by businesses in Anchorage. Alaska Waste’s Office Recycling Program, or ORP, provides a commercial recycling solution for smaller businesses and offices that may not require a full sized recycling dumpster.  ORP customers enjoy the same sort-free service and appreciate Alaska Waste’s weekly or “on-demand” pick-up schedules.

For more information about the commercial recycling services that Alaska Waste offers, please contact our main Anchorage office at (907) 563-3717 or toll-free at (1-866) 563-3717.

Aluminum Recycling | Every Can Counts!

Tossing your empty soda can into the trash after lunch may not seem like a big deal to some people, but what if your soda can could directly benefit the environment if you took the time to recycle it? You may not think that a single aluminum can could have that great of an effect, but what about all of the cans of soda that you consume yearly?  An average American consumes 380 cans of soda annually, which adds up to over 100 billion cans being used in the United States pear year.  Aluminum cans contribute heavily to the over 1.5 million tons of waste that the world accumulates each year.

Besides reducing overall waste, aluminum recycling provides many other environmental benefits. Perhaps the greatest feature of aluminum can recycling is that the amount of times that aluminum can be recycled is virtually endless.  Aluminum is a 100% recyclable material, and with an incredibly efficient turnaround, recycled aluminum is often back on the shelf within 60 days of being recycled.  Aluminum can recycling is also a very energy efficient process. The steps involved in recycling aluminum consume only 5% of the energy that is needed to produce new aluminum products.

An increase in aluminum recycling would help to decrease the amount of landfill waste that is accumulated each year, reduce the level of greenhouse gases emitted from aluminum smelting, reduce the risk of acid rain, and help keep water sources clean and free from harmful pollution.  Recycling alone can divert 1.7 billion pounds of waste from landfills on a yearly basis. Aluminum smelting, past of the process to manufacture new aluminum products, is responsible for 14.1% of greenhouse gases emitted each year.  These greenhouse gases, like nitrogen oxide, contribute to acid rain and smog.  Aluminum recycling also creates 97% less water pollution than producing new aluminum products. 

The overall benefits of aluminum recycling do not stop there.  Aluminum recycling also greatly reduces energy consumption.   The amount of energy saved from aluminum recycling is realized from the moment that a single can is recycled.  By recycling one aluminum can, enough energy is saved to power a television for three hours.  For each pound of aluminum cans that are recycled, Americans can save an amount of energy equal to 7.5 kilowatt-hours of electricity.  For every ton of aluminum that is recycled, the equivalent of 2,350 gallons of gasoline would be saved.  If all Americans participated in aluminum can recycling, they could save nearly $3 billion worth of energy every year.

Aluminum recycling takes a big step in the right direction for the future of Earth. The amount of energy to be saved with aluminum recycling is amazing.  By taking a few extra seconds to throw aluminum cans into a recycle bin, you are helping the environment in multiple ways and helping our country save energy resources.  Aluminum can recycling is just one type of recycling that can create big differences.  For more information on aluminum recycling or aluminum can recycling be sure to stop by

Alaska Waste unveiled its newest green initiative today as guests and local dignitaries were invited to attend the commissioning of its biodiesel plant at 6301 Rosewood Street in Anchorage.

The biodiesel facility is the first commercially-sized plant of its kind in the state. The plant is designed to produce approximately 250,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year - - much of which will be utilized by Alaska Waste’s fleet of trucks. The fuel stock for the plant is used cooking oil from local restaurants that is processed into a clean burning diesel fuel. Last year Alaska Waste began installing oil and grease containment systems in Anchorage’s larger restaurants in order to establish the feedstock for the plant.

There is no government funding involved in the project. Alaska Waste is an affiliated company with JL Properties. JL Properties is the largest commercial real estate company in the state.

“Today is very exciting for us because this program has been in the development for several years. We were the first refuse company to introduce curbside recycling, the first to offer commercial customers pre-consumer food waste composting and now we are diverting more than 200,000 gallons of used cooking oil from the waste stream and using it to fuel our fleet,” said Jeff Riley, Chief Operating Officer for the company.

“While the bulk of this biodiesel will be used internally, we anticipate a partnership with a local fuel distributor to provide Anchorage residents the opportunity to purchase biodiesel at the pump,” added Riley.

Alaska Waste is the state’s largest private refuse company providing service in Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla, Whittier, Kenai, Seward, Homer, Fairbanks, and Kodiak.

[ Biodiesel Fact Sheet ]


Congratulations James!

Alaska Waste would like to congratulate James Southam on a stunning performance in the 2010 Olympics Games. 

James wrapped up the Olympics on Saturday with a 28th place finish in the 50K cross-country ski race.  James was the top US finisher in both the 50K and 30K races.  His performance has earned him a spot at the World Cup in Finland and Norway later this month.  Read all about James’ Olympic experience at



Alaska Waste is sponsoring James Southam as he prepares for the 2010 National Championships at Kincaid Park (January 2nd-8th) and the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, BC.

James was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He began his ski racing career later than most when he joined the ski team at Dimond High and continued at Alaska Pacific University.  James has been one of the top skiers in the country for the last 5 years, winning 4 National Championships and representing the USA in the 2006 Olympics and 3 World Championships.

We wish James the best of luck in 2010!  Follow James on his blog.

Plastic bag and film recycling resumes at the Anchorage Recycling Center
The Anchorage Recycling Center will again be taking plastic bags and film for recycling at their community drop off center off Dowling Road starting September 3.  Please be advised that plastic bags are not accepted in Alaska Waste’s curbside recycling program.  The bags get tangled in equipment during the sorting process.

If you have questions, please email


Collection of Glass for Recycling Stopped as of January 5, 2009

Alaska Waste announces new biodiesel program

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