Recyclables

What and where you can recycle in AnchorageResources for other Alaska regions
recyclables

Aluminum cans

Drop-off sites are located throughout Anchorage. (map)

Newspapers

Drop-off sites are located throughout Anchorage. (map)

Glass

Drop off only at RockTenn’s Anchorage Recycling Center 24/7. All colors bottles and Jars, no lids or caps, NO ceramics, porcelain or thermal glass.

Cardboard

(Corrugated only) Drop-off at RockTenn’s Anchorage Recycling Center and Anchorage Regional Landfill (please flatten!).

Mixed paper

Junk Mail, cereal boxes, egg cartons, magazines/catalogs, phonebooks. (No hardbound books or metal bindings.) Drop at RockTenn’s Anchorage Recycling Center and Anchorage Regional landfill.

Office paper

High quality white and colored. Drop-off at RockTenn’s Anchorage Recycling Center.

Mixed paper

Junk Mail, cereal boxes, egg cartons, magazines/catalogs, phonebooks. (No hardbound books or metal bindings.) Drop at RockTenn’s Anchorage Recycling Center and Anchorage Regional landfill.

Scrap metal

Various types – call RockTenn’s Anchorage Recycling Center (562-2267) or Schnitzer Steel (349-4833) for info.

Steel cans

No aerosol or paint cans. Drop-off at RockTenn’s Anchorage Recycling Center.

Building Materials / Construction & Demolition Debris

Donate or buy used and new building materials at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore (743-8060).
Central Recycling Services call 748-7400.

Yard waste

American Landscaping, leaves and grass only, call for information: 563-3804; Anchorage Woodlot, clean, natural wood only – branches and tree segments. Please remember to cover your load.

Plastic bottles

#1 PETE soda & water bottles — no caps! Drop-off at RockTenn’s Anchorage Recycling Center.

Plastic jugs

#2 HDPE plastic milk & detergent jugs — no caps! Drop-off at RockTenn’s Anchorage Recycling Center.

Plastic bags

Stretchy plastic film like grocery bags, drycleaner bags, bubble wrap, shrink wrap. No food contaminated film please. Drop off at RockTenn’s Anchorage Recycling Center. Also at CARRS/Safeway, Walmart, Target, Lowes, and Fred Meyer Stores in the entryway bins (bags only).

Electronics

Computers, TV’s, office electronics, cell phones, fluorescent bulbs. Drop off info: TOTAL RECLAIM, 12101 Industry Way, Unit C4 (561-0544).

Vehicle Donation

Wheels For Wishes, a non-profit benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation — free pick up or tow away in Anchorage area at no charge. Go to washington.wheelsforwishes.org, or consider a local donation to the Salvation Army (in Anchorage call 562-5408).


Regional Resources

Glennallen/Copper Valley: ROAR – Recycling Our Areas’s Resources
MatSu Valley/Palmer/Wasilla: VCRS – Valley Community for Recycling Solutions Recycling Center
Kenai Peninsula Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department, Recycling drop off in most communities
Fairbanks: Fairbanks Rescue Mission Recycling Center, 907-452-5343
Kodiak: Threshold Recycling
Juneau: City and Borough Public Works / Recycling Center
Haines: Friends of Recycling
Ketchikan: City of Ketchikan Solid Waste
Sitka: City and Borough of Sitka


Drop-off Locations in Anchorage

RockTenn’s Anchorage Recycling Center (a.k.a. Anchorage Recycling Center) is a 24 hour drop-off site for all accepted materials. Aluminum cans purchased only during business hours 9 to 4pm.
6161 Rosewood (Between Old and New Seward off Dowling Rd, behind the NAPA Store.) Call 562-2267.
Anchorage Regional Landfill (Hiland Dr.) Drop off for Cardboard, Mixed Paper, Newspaper, Aluminum Cans, Plastics #1 Bottles and Plastics #2 bottles and jugs only. Plastics must have a neck and screw top.
Total Reclaim: Electronics, CFL’s, fluorescent lamps, batteries — website
Central Recycling Services: Construction and demolition debris — website


Commingled Curbside Recycling in Anchorage

Alaska Wastesee website
Muni of Anchorage Solid Waste Servicessee website