Talkeetna Recycling Works

Talkeetna Recycling Works is a volunteer recycling program in cooperation with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Solid Waste Division. Recycling is FREE with donations accepted at drop off. Please bring clean, dry and organized recyclables for drop off to the Talkeetna Transfer Station only during posted recycling hours. You will be responsible to properly dispose of items that do not fit the criteria. No recycling will be held if the temperature at the Talkeetna airport is zero degrees or lower with the decision made for the day at 9am on Saturdays and 11am on Tuesdays.

Recycling Hours

Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am- 3:00 pm

Location

Talkeetna Transfer Site, Mile 12 Talkeetna Spur

Current accepted recyclables

Corrugated Cardboard

  • Clean and broken down, remove most of any tape
  • Brown paper bags

Mixed Paper & Paperboard

  • Yes newspaper if bundled separately in a white or clear plastic bag
  • Yes egg cartons
  • Yes toilet paper rolls, etc
  • Yes shredded paper but must be bundled separately in a white or clear plastic bag

Steel containers

  • Yes a magnet sticks to it
  • No it does not have to have the label removed or be flattened
    (Cat food cans or other lightweight aluminum cans must be bagged separately)

Aluminum beverage cans

  • Beverage cans only—should be rinsed and crushed if possible (not essential but saves room in container)
  • Kitchen aluminum such as foil, foil pans, cat food cans (must be bagged separately)

#1 Plastic (PETE)

  • No clamshells (made differently and melt at higher temps)
  • No caps or lids
  • Yes must have a neck
  • Yes will have dimple (nipple) on bottom
  • Yes water bottles whether you can see the #1 or not

#2 Plastic (HDPE)

  • No caps or lids, or pour spouts (from laundry jugs)
  • No motor oil or paint containers
  • Yes must have a neck (need not taper at top but will take a screw-on lid)
  • Yes will have seam on bottom

#5 Plastic (PP)

  • No clamshells (made differently and melt at higher temps)
  • Yes lids accepted if have triangle with a 5
  • Yes stretchy plastic (shopping bags, etc) must be bagged separately in a white or clear plastic bag

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