What to do with Your Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste includes items like batteries, paints, and pesticides. For safety, environmental and legal reasons, these items cannot go in your regular trash bin or any Alaska Waste container. Luckily, disposing of them is easy.
**Please note – this list only applies to residential hazardous waste – not commercial businesses. Call your local landfill for commercial rates and rules.
Here’s a list of Household Hazardous Waste disposal resources, by community:
You can take your household hazardous waste to either the Anchorage Regional Landfill (15500 Eagle River Rd) or the Central Transfer Station (111 E 56th Ave). Drop off up to 40 pounds per day for free.
There are also free reuse stores at each location! Learn more about this great resource.
Household hazardous waste can be taken to the Hazardous Waste Facility, located next to the Central Landfill, off N. 49th State Street. The facility accepts hazardous waste every Wednesday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Disposal is free for residents, up to 40 pounds a day.
Check out this brochure with information about household hazardous waste disposal in Mat-Su.
You can take your household hazardous waste items to the Juneau’s Hazardous Waste Facility (5436 Commercial Boulevard). Drop off up to 100 pounds per day for free.
Take household hazardous waste to the Solid Waste Facility (455 Sanduri St.). Drop off free of charge.
Households can drop off hazardous waste for free on certain days at the Central Peninsula Baling Facility (Mile 98.5 Sterling Highway), on specific days only:
Households can drop off hazardous waste for free on certain days at the Homer Transfer Facility (169.3 Sterling Highway).
Households can drop off hazardous waste for free on certain days at the Seward Transfer Facility (End of Dimond Ave.)
Take household hazardous waste to the landfill (1203 Monashka Bay Rd), Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The first forty pounds are free. Also, the borough holds a household hazardous waste disposal event every year, usually the first Saturday in May.
Ketchikan residents can drop household hazardous waste free of charge at the Solid Waste & Recycling Facility (Deer Mountain Landfill, 1103 Nordstrom Drive) during normal business hours of 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Sitka holds an event every year during which residents can drop household hazardous waste for free. The 2020 household hazardous event is located at 113 Jarvis Street on April 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and April 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Additionally, residents can take hazardous waste to the scrapyard year round, for a fee of roughly $0.06 a pound.
Household hazardous waste is accepted at the Nome Landfill at a designated area, so see the attendant. Residents can drop it off Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 pm.
The City of Unalaska holds an annual hazardous waste disposal event in July – check out flyers around the community, or on the city website for the exact date.