LET'S RECYCLE RIGHT!
Your recycling bin does not have to be blue with a recycle symbol on it! Use whatever you have available. An old laundry basket? Cardboard boxes labeled with crayons? Stackable milk crates? Get creative before going out and spending money. Add bins as you need them, or put your recyclables all in one large interim container and then separate prior to recycling with us. Follow the guidelines carefully and watch your trash and disposal bill decrease. You got this!
WHAT WE ACCEPT
DID YOU KNOW...
All the newspaper (and some cardboard) recycled with us, stays local! It's made into cellulose insulation, hydro seed mulch and stable bedding at Thermo-Kool of Alaska, right here in the Mat-Su Valley. If you are looking to be more environmentally responsible, to save money on your heating bills, and support our local economy, click on the newspaper graphic to find out more.
DID YOU KNOW...
Americans buy 29 billion water bottles a year. For every six bottles people buy, only one is recycled. That leads to a big problem given the fact that water bottles do not biodegrade, but rather photodegrade. This means that it takes at least up to 1,000 years for every single bottle to decompose, leaking pollutants into our soil and water along the way.
There is currently no glass recycling in the Mat-Su
"SO WHERE CAN I RECYCLE GLASS?"
ANCHORAGE REGIONAL LANDFILL
ANCHORAGE RECYCLING CENTER
6161 Rosewood Dr
Glass recycling 24/7 at the Anchorage Recycling Center, 6161 Rosewood Dr, Anchorage (off Dowling, between Old Seward and New Seward Hwy, behind NAPA Parts Store). The Anchorage Regional Landfill (Hiland exit) will once again accept glass for recycling from Valley residents, but they ask that other recycle materials not be placed in the bins at the Anchorage landfill. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri 7:30-5:00 and Sat 8:00-5:00. Closed Sundays.
WHERE DOES IT ALL GO?
WHAT HAPPENS TO IT AFTER WE RECYCLE IT?
If we accept it, it gets a new life. After collection it is baled and sent to manufacturers to make new products. Check back soon to see what your recycling becomes.