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Supporting recycling, litter clean up and litter prevention for the communities of Alaska


Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) is a privately funded, non–profit organization dedicated to eliminating litter and increasing economically–viable recycling in Alaska. Founded in 1982 by a group of dedicated Alaskan business leaders, ALPAR's programs help clean up litter in Alaska's communities, parks, beaches and waterways and assist community recycling centers with shipping assistance, outreach and recycling grant programs.

ALPAR programs and services are made possible by the generous support of dedicated businesses and organizations throughout Alaska.

LATEST NEWS

ALPAR Taking Applications for 2018 Recycling Grants

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Alaska’s community recycling centers and other recycling-related non-profits can now apply for the ALPAR 2018 Recycling Grants to assist in improving recycling programs for household recyclables. ALPAR’s recycling mini-grants are made available through the generous support of Alaska’s business community. ALPAR 2018 Recycling Mini-Grants Grant requests can be for any amount, however those between $500 […]

Christmas Tree Recycling Program chips over 5,800 trees!

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Thank you, Anchorage recyclers, for another great year of Christmas tree recycling! ALPAR recycled 5,887 trees so far and the chips made our trails and school playgrounds better and smell great, too. We have many folks to thank for helping make ALPAR’s Christmas Tree Recycling program a success. A big shout out to Boy Scout […]

Jan. 15 Last Day for Christmas Tree Recycling!

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Hey everyone, January 15 is the last day to recycle your real Christmas Tree at Anchorage, Eagle River and Palmer CARR’s stores. Thanks to ALPAR’s partners: MOA Solid Waste Services, CARRS/Safeway, ALPHA Media Group, KSKA, KLEF and many more and to Muni Parks Department, Anchorage Schools, and Anchorage Sand & Gravel for using the wood […]

Christmas Tree Recycling and More!

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Lights, Trees, Action! Did you know that 80 percent of the waste you generate from Christmas packages, pretty paper and ribbons and all those gifts set great scenes for the holidays, but not so much at the curb, in the landfill and at the recycling center. Each year, 25 million extra tons of waste pour […]

3 Tons Plastic Garden Pots Recycled!

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Thank you to all our Anchorage Gardeners who recycled their plastic garden pots and trays both at the Alaska Botanical Garden Event and at Faltz Nursery this summer! These”harder to recycle plastics” are much less valuable than plastic bottles and jugs so folks had to go the extra mile to recycle. And lots went to […]