Alaska Waste Recycling Programs

Help Conserve Resources & Reduce Landfill Waste in Alaska!

Alaska Waste is proud to offer recycling programs focused on the conservation of resources and an effort to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in Alaska landfills each year.

Alaska Waste offers convenient recycling services including curbside recycling and single-stream or commingled recycling. Recyclable materials can also be dropped off at the Anchorage Recycling Center or any number of recycling locations throughout the city.

Alaska Waste recycling programs start at less than $11 per month for bi-weekly recycling collection and service enrollment includes a 96 gallon recycle cart. To learn more about the recycling service that Alaska Waste offers or to find out if you are eligible for curbside recycling program in your area, email your name, phone number, and address to: customerservice@akwaste.com and a customer service representative will contact you.

Are you eligible for curbside recycling?

To sign up email us your name, phone number, and address to: customerservice@akwaste.com

  • Cost: $10.14 per month
  • Every other week service
  • 96 gallon recycle cart included with service

The following materials are included in our curbside program:

Mixed Paper: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, flattened cardboard, paper bags, paper egg cartons, file folders, phonebooks, cereal boxes and copy paper.

Aluminum/tin/steel cans:  please empty and rinse.  Labels are okay.

Plastic bottles and jugs:  PET #1 soda and water bottles and HDPE #2 jugs with a screw-top neck.  Remove tops and empty contents. 

No glass or plastic bags! These items should be taken to local drop-off centers.

No sorting.  It’s recycling made easy!

2014 Schedule

Anchorage:
Note: All Anchorage recycle customers will place their recycle out on their trash service day on their designated week
Blue Week
Green Week

Eagle River:
Gold Route
Bronze Route
Green Route
Red Route
Blue Route

Recycle It Right!
Anchorage has several recycling drop-off centers.  The Anchorage Recycling Center is located at 6161 Rosewood St. off Dowling Rd.  To view other locations, click here: [ MAP ]

What can I recycle in Anchorage?

Mixed Paper: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, flattened cardboard, paper bags, paper egg cartons, file folders, phonebooks, cereal boxes and copy paper. Drop at Smurfit Stone Recycling Center and Anchorage Regional Landfill.

Aluminum Cans: empty and rinse. Drop-off sites are located throughout Anchorage

 

Tin/Steel Cans: empty and rinse.  Not sure?  Test it.  Magnets will stick to tin, but not aluminum. Drop-off at Smurfit-Stone Recycling Center.

Plastic bottles: PET #1 bottles with a neck.  No lids, empty contents.  No clam shells. Drop-off at Smurfit-Stone Recycling Center.

Plastic jugs:  HDPE #2 jugs with a neck.  No yogurt tubs. Drop-off at Smurfit-Stone Recycling Center.
 
Plastic bags and film:  newspaper sleeves, grocery bags, shrink wrap.  Not sure?  Test it.  If the plastic stretches when you pull on it, then it’s recyclable. Drop-off at Smurfit-Stone Recycling Center.  Bins are also located inside Carrs, Fred Meyers and Wal-Mart stores.

Electronics: computers, televisions, florescent bulbs.  Call Total Reclaim (http://www.totalreclaim.com)  561-0544.

Scrap Metal:  appliances, cars, scrap pieces.  Take them to the Smurfit-Stone Recycling Center or Alaska Metal Recycling.

Support an Anchorage company that uses recycled products!  Thermo-kool (http://www.thermo-koolofalaska.com/)  needs our help.  Clean newspapers are a recyclable material that get re-used here in Anchorage.  Thermo-kool uses newspaper to make insulation for buildings.  Sort your newspapers and take them to Carrs drop-off locations or to Smurfit-Stone Recycling Center.