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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 Alaska's communities, roadways, parks, beaches and waterways and assist with recycling initiatives throughout Alaska. ALPAR programs and services are made possible by the generous support of dedicated businesses and organizations throughout Alaska.


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 […]

Anchorage Citywide Cleanup Gearing Up!

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Join the movement to clean up Anchorage! The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Citywide Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 6, 2017. Visit the Anchorage Chamber website for information: It’s easy to make a big difference. Register your team at The Anchorage School District is gearing up to help, […]

ALPAR Endorses Save our Seas Act

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Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling today endorsed S. 756, the “Save Our Seas Act of 2017.” This legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate on March 29, 2017 by Sen. Sullivan (R-AK), Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI) and Sen. Booker (D-NJ) with co-sponsors Senators Murkowski (R-AK), Coons (D-DE), Inhofe (R-OK), Peters (D-MI) and Tillis (R-NC). Marine […]

2017 Youth Litter Patrol Grants / ALPAR Litter Bags

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Spring planning is underway! Grant applications for the 2017 ALPAR Youth Litter Patrol Program and order forms for the ALPAR LITTER BAG Program have been mailed to communities across Alaska in preparation for spring and summer clean up programs. The Youth Litter Patrol application deadline is April 3. ALPAR provides seed money grants to one […]