Green Star Recycling Resources
Recycling in Anchorage is a dynamic and growing activity. Recycling is available through a system of drop-off sites throughout the community as well as curbside collection in many neighborhoods. In addition, numerous other materials can be recycled through different recyclers. This site offers information about each item and where it can be recycled. It also offers assistance in setting up a recycling program in your workplace or in your home.
Recycling Programs Throughout Alaska
The State DEC's list of recycling resources for the State.
Alaska Recycling Resources for Businesses -- Hazardous and Non-hazardous
This compile list includes hazardous waste recyclers in most regions of the State, as well as a list of general recycling drop-off options for businesses. Included Anchorage/Eagle River, Mat-Su, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Kenai Peninsula.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about recycling? Maybe we've answered it here. If not, read further or give us a call and we'll try to find an answer.
Anchorage Recycles on Facebook
Ask questions, respond to postings, state your opinions and ideas about recycling.
ALPAR (Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling) offers an easy-to-understand list of recyclable items and where they can be taken.
The Anchorage Recycling Center processes most of the recyclables collected in Anchorage and ships them to end markets in the Lower 48.
Mixed paper is baled before shipping.
Recycling By Location
ALPAR's map of recycling locations shows bin drop-off sites throughout Anchorage.
Becoming a Green Star: A Waste Reduction Guide for Anchorage Businesses
This comprehensive guide provides information about recycling, waste prevention, purchasing, toxics reduction, air quality, and water quality. Also included is a chapter about education, training, and outreach. The guide provides numerous local resources, tips, and case studies. Learn about all the materials that are recyclable in Anchorage and where to take them. View each chapter individually in PDF or HTML format. Chapter 3 is about Recycling.
Green Star Tool Kit
The Tool Kit offers free and "for sale" items including recycling signs and stickers. Many are downloadable.
Anchorage to Zero Waste Guide
(produced by Solid Waste Services)
Contains recycling drop-off and curbside maps, a recycling guide, articles about recycling, waste prevention, composting, energy efficiency, water conservation and quality, and air quality.
USEPA's iWarm Recycling Widget
See how much energy is saved through recycling!