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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.


ALPAR 2019-20 Guide to Recycling

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ALPAR’s new 2019-20 Guide to Recycling is now available here! Click on the first PDF Download icon on the right to view or download all 8 pages. Our focus this year is recycling it right. Recyclers know that has always been important but, because of the upheaval in the recycling markets with buyers wanting only […]

Plastic Garden Pot Recycling Now Through August 17!

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You can recycle your plastic garden pots in Anchorage now through August 17 at Faltz Nursery. You can also save up your plastic pots until closer to fall for the August 17th ALPAR Garden Pot recycling event at the Alaska Botanical Garden. We take all plastic garden pots, trays and cell packs. No fiber containers […]

2019 Mini Grants for Recycling Available for Alaskan Communities

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Alaska’s community recycling centers and other recycling-related non-profits in Alaska can now apply for the ALPAR 2019 Recycling Mini-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 2019 Recycling Mini-Grants Grants are typically between $250 and $2,000 depending on […]

Oh, 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 […]

Sweepstakes Count Down to Alaska Recycles Day – November 15th! Recyclers Share Their Top Tips on Recycling It Right

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The Alaska Recycles Day Sweepstakes entry deadline is November 15 so get your entry in today. Thank you to the recyclers who entered and also shared their favorite recycling tip. With the recent disruption in the China markets, recyclers in the U.S. and worldwide are taking stock of the system of collection, processing, sorting and […]

3.75 tons of Plastic Garden Pots Recycled this Year!

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Anchorage gardeners recycled over 3.5 tons of plastic garden pots, cell packs and nursery trays this season and reused about 800 pounds of pots. The Garden Pot Recycling Event on August 18 at the Alaska Botanical Garden was well attended and many recyclers took pots home to reuse. Many recyclers opted to take their pots […]

Alaska Net Hack Challenge – Sept. 8 -9, 2018

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Calling Alaska’s recyclers, designers, artists, students, academics, business people and engineers! Here’s an opportunity to explore Alaska’s fishing industry’s most difficult waste conundrum – how to recycle or reuse discarded fishing gear. The Alaska Net Hack Challenge is slated for Saturday, 9/8 from 9am to 5pm (lunch included) and Sunday, 9/9 from 9am to 5pm […]