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Kodiak Residential Services

Trash  |  Resources  |  Guidelines 

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Alaska Waste is proud to serve the community of Kodiak with reliable trash collection services.  We offer convenient bear-resistant carts, easy bill pay, and great customer service.


Kodiak Residential Trash Collection  

  • Customers receive a 96-gallon bear-resistant roll cart with weekly collection.
  • Place cart at the curb by 6AM on your collection day.
  • Please remove your cart from the road by the end of the day.
  • Review unacceptable items - do not put hazardous waste, ashes, or rocks in the cart.

New in 2020

As part of Alaska Waste’s 2020 contract with the Kodiak Island Borough, we are providing bear-resistant carts to all residential customers. They are 96-gallon Rehrig Pacific carts.

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Please note: 

  • Do not overload the roll cart. The lid should be secured at all times.
  • Please avoid putting salmon in the cart.
  • Read more about how to safety manage your trash in bear county. 

In addition, the Kodiak Island Borough has designated the following streets as “bear aware” zones as part of recommendations from the Solid Waste Advisory Board.

Residents on these streets now use shared dumpsters: Hillside Drive; Lightfoot Avenue; Oak Street, Gerasim Drive; Sharatin Road; Selief Lane; Mylark Lane; Lynden Way;  Bonaparte Circle; Mozart Circle.

Please see the following flyer for more information about shared dumpsters: Kodiak Island Borough’s New Solid Waste Contract

Find a map of the borough’s shared dumpsters and recycling spots here.


Kodiak Island Borough Solid Waste Management Page

Kodiak Island Borough Code Chapter 8.25 Solid Waste Collection and Disposal

Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska Fee Schedule

Spruce Up Kodiak! Guide to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle in Kodiak

Alaska Department of Fish and Game – Living With Bears

Contact Kodiak Office


Kodiak Residential Guidelines

Please read through these guidelines and contact us if you have any questions.


  • Residential service is billed quarterly in advance.
  • Extra refuse is billed on the invoice after service has been provided.
  • Click the Pay Your Bill button to view invoices and payment options.
  • Please notify us when you have a change in address, phone number or service needs.


  • Trash roll carts sizes:  96 gallon. 
  • Only place acceptable items out for trash collection.
  • Due to safety, roll carts cannot exceed 150 pounds.
  • Do not place rocks, dirt, hazardous waste or ashes (hot or cold) in any Alaska Waste container.

Special Handling

  • Glass must be labeled and double wrapped (preferably with paper and plastic bags) when placed at the curbside as extra refuse.
  • Any animal or fish waste must be securely double-bagged. A maximum quantity of ten pounds will be accepted in any one container per week.

Extra Refuse

  • Carts with the lid not completely closed may be subject to additional refuse charges.
  • Non-roll cart containers must not exceed 32 gallons or 50 pounds.
  • Odd sized trash must be contained or bundled and measure less than 4 feet in length or width or height.
  • Each additional bag or box set beside the cart must not weigh more than 50 pounds.  These are subject to an extra charge.
  • Large items (any item that doesn't fit in the cart like couches, desks, etc.) can be scheduled for pickup. Two business days before your normal pickup date, please contact your Alaska Waste office to discuss the item(s) you want picked up and to learn the special pickup details. Special pickup charges will vary depending on the item(s).  

Pick-Up Times and Placement

  • Roll cart lids must be closed, place carts so handles face your house.
  • Roll carts must be placed at the curb by 6AM on the scheduled collection day.
  • Roll carts placed for service must be 3 feet from all objects or obstacles including other roll carts.
  • If your house number is not clearly visible from the road, label the cart(s) with your street address.
  • Place cart at least 5 feet from the drivable roadway on the day of service, unobstructed by vehicles and other obstacles such as ditches or snow piles. Avoid placing carts where they interfere with postal collection.


How to Cancel Service
  • To cancel service, please contact your local Alaska Waste office at least 1 week prior to the desired last day of service.
  • Set cart out on the date agreed to during cancellation process.
Service Suspended for Non-Payment
  • Service will be suspended or discontinued due to non-payment.

 Unacceptable Items


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