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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.

2016 Gardeners Recycled 3.3 tons of plastic pots!

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Anchorage Gardeners beat their record recycling 3.3 tons of nursery pots this summer. Thank you Alaska Botantical Garden for hosting the event on August 20 with help from their fabulous volunteers. A big shout out to Faltz Nursery for collecting pots from the public all summer! Contributing sponsors include ALPAR, Alaska Botanical Garden, Alaska Waste, […]

ALPAR’s Award’s Banquet Celebrates the Winners!

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Over 150 guests, members and award winners attended the 2016 ALPAR Awards Banquet on April 28th at the University Center. Eleven deserving individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized for their outstanding contributions in 2015 to litter prevention and recycling in Alaska. The ALPAR banquet is always a rollicking event. This year’s theme was “Roaring 20’s […]

Personal Electronics Recycling Event @ UAA April 9

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UAA is teaming up with Total Reclaim to host a 1-day electronic recycling event for personal electronics. This will be a great opportunity to do your part to keep hazardous materials contained in your computers, cell phones and other electronics out of the landfill and on to a new life! Thank you, UAA General Support […]

Christmas Tree Recycling at CARRS ’til January 15!

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Give the gift that keeps on giving! Christmas Tree Recycling for Anchorage and the Valley starts December 28 through January 15. Bring your bare (LIVE!) trees to CARRS – Safeway stores in Anchorage, Eagle River or Palmer and drop off in the parking lot (look for the sign!) No wreaths, please. The wire backing is […]

Celebrate Anchorage Recycles Day & Post Your Selfie!

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It’s official! November 15th is Anchorage Recycles Day and we’re joining cities across the country in celebration of America Recycles Day to encourage others to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Download the ARD Flyer 2015 and share with your compatriots! ALPAR and Anchorage Solid Waste Services is challenging Alaskans to post their recycling selfie and #IrecycleANC […]

100% Recycled Glass Beds Pipe for Railroad Project

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The Alaska Railroad sewer extension project now underway is using 500 tons of 100% Recycled Glass Aggregate (RGA) as the bedding material for 1,100 feet of pipe on Railroad Avenue. 500 tons represents 40 percent of the glass bottles and jars recycled by Anchorage residents this past year. The Alaska  Railroad, Anchorage Water and Waste […]

2.6 tons of Garden Pots Recycled & Reused!

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It was a beautiful day for recycling at our annual plastic pot recycling event at the Alaska Botanical Garden on August 22. We recycled and reused a total of 2.6 tons of plastic garden containers! Thanks to our sponsors: Alaska Botanical Garden, Alaska Waste, the Anchorage Recycling Center and our media sponsors. And many many […]

Time to Recycle Plastic Garden Pots!

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Calling all Gardeners! It’s time to start gathering your plastic pots for the upcoming Garden and Nursery Pot Recycling Drop off event Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Alaska Botanical Garden. Help us beat our 2014 record of 3 tons! It’s a great time to visit the Garden after you recycle (discount admission for recyclers!) […]