Help Conserve Resources & Reduce Landfill Waste!
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!
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.