Recycling at ASD‌

ASD recycling logoThanks to a generous grant from the Municipality of Anchorage Solid Waste Services Department, and in partnership with Alaska Waste and Green Star, ASD has established mixed paper recycling at its 95 schools and five administrative buildings. The recycling coordinator is working with local contractors to enhance the district’s program. The focus for now is on mixed paper — the bulk of the district’s recyclable material, constituting hundreds of tons each year. This district is exploring ways to recycle other materials in the program. 


What's recyclable?

‌Items that can be recycled

  • Trash binBrown paper bags
  • Cardboard – corrugated boxes, please flatten
  • Clean pizza boxes
  • Copy paper
  • Colored paper
  • File and hanging file folders
  • Gift wrap
  • Glossy paper
  • Index cards
  • Magazines, catalogs and junk mail
  • Manila folders
  • Newspapers and paper inserts
  • Non-carbon forms
  • Paperback books
  • Paperboard – cereal boxes, paper towel rolls
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper ream wrappers
  • Plain and windowed envelopes
  • Post-It notes
  • Telephone books

* A minimal amount of tape or staples is acceptable
* Please remove paper clips and reuse them

‌Not recyclable at ASD

  • plastic bottleNO binder clips
  • NO food-soiled items
  • NO hard-cover books
  • NO milk cartons
  • NO paper plates, cups, napkins
  • NO paper towels, tissues or food wrappers
  • NO plastic bags or straps
  • NO twine or string
  • NO wax-coated paper
  • NO waxed corrugated cardboard

Recyclables poster

Download a  Recycling poster that lists the mixed paper items that ASD recycles. Print a copy for posting near trash and recycling bins.

Contact us


1201 Labar Street

Anchorage, AK 99515-3579

Recycling coordinator

Andre Camara




Our partnership with Alaska Waste, The Municipality of Anchorage and Green Star has made the recycling program possible.


Recycling partners logos


Green district

ASD is a partner in the U-Med Green District — a partnership among government, public and private institutions to create an environmentally sustainable "green" district in Anchorage. Participants in the group are collaborating to improve waste reduction, energy conservation and pollution prevention. Read the  partnership agreement.