RecycleWorks - Public Works Department

Where do I recycle?



Capitol Disposal (Landfill)

5600 Tonsgard Blvd.

Recycling Hours:

Thursday - Friday

7am - 5pm

Saturday 8am - 5pm

(907) 780-7801

Valley Location is Riverside Drive, behind Thunder Mt. High School in back parking lot. Cardboard, plastic, aluminum and mixed paper.


Downtown Location is Highland Dr., Juneau Douglas High School back parking lot Cardboard, plastic, aluminum and mixed paper.


Statter Harbor by Harbor office

Cardboard, plastic, aluminum and mixed paper.



Commercial Recycling Permits

Our Drop Off Recycling Program is supported by residential fees. If you are a business or commercial entity, a $100 annual fee is required to participate in our recycling programs. Download the application and pay the fee by check or cash only. Currently, we cannot accept credit cards for payment, we apologize for this.

Click here for the commercial application.



What do I recycle?


Bring your SORTED recyclables to the Recycling Center and the Drop Box:

Acceptable Items at the Recycle Center and Drop Boxes


#1 & #2

We do not accept #3-#7 as there is no market for these products currently.


Bottles and Jars

No lids

Aluminum Cans

Soda and Beer Cans

No foil, pie pans or scrap metal

Tin Cans

Cans and Lids

Mixed Paper

White, Colored and Thin Cardboard

Shredded, Books, Egg Cartons, Junk Mail, Newspapers, Magazines, Cereal Boxes




What can't I recycle?


These items are not recyclable in Juneau at this time

  • Film Plastic
  • Styrofoam


Where else can I recycle?



What are the benefits of recycling?


  • Well-run recycling programs cost less to operate than waste collection, landfilling, and incineration.
  • The more people recycle, the cheaper it gets.
  • Two years after calling recycling a $40 million drain on the city, New York City leaders realized that a redesigned, efficient recycling system could actually save the city $20 million and they have now signed a 20-year recycling contract.
  • Recycling helps families save money.
  • Recycling creates 1.1 million U.S. jobs, $236 billion in gross annual sales and $37 billion in annual payrolls.
  • Public sector investment in local recycling programs pays great dividends by creating private sector jobs. For every job collecting recyclables, there are 26 jobs in processing the materials and manufacturing them into new products.
  • Recycling creates four jobs for every one job created in the waste management and disposal industries.
  • Thousands of U.S. companies have saved millions of dollars through their voluntary recycling programs. They wouldn't recycle if it didn't make economic sense.
  • Recycling and composting diverted nearly 70 million tons of material away from landfills and incinerators in 2000, up from 34 million tons in 1990-doubling in just 10 years.
  • Recycling benefits the air and water by creating a net reduction in ten major categories of air pollutants and eight major categories of water pollutants.
  • Manufacturing with recycled materials, with very few exceptions, saves energy and water and produces less air and water pollution than manufacturing with virgin materials.
  • It takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than it does to make it from raw materials. Making recycled steel saves 60%, recycled newspaper 40%, recycled plastics 70%, and recycled glass 40%. These savings far outweigh the energy created as by-products of incineration and landfilling.
  • In 2000, recycling resulted in an annual energy savings equal to the amount of energy used in 6 million homes (over 660 trillion BTUs).
  • A national recycling rate of 30% reduces greenhouse gas emissions as much as removing nearly 25 million cars from the road.
  • Recycling conserves natural resources, such as timber, water, and minerals.
  • Every bit of recycling makes a difference. For example, one year of recycling on just one college campus, Stanford University, saved the equivalent of 33,913 trees and the need for 636 tons of iron ore, coal, and limestone.
  • Recycled paper supplies more than 37% of the raw materials used to make new paper products in the U.S. Without recycling, this material would come from trees. Every ton of newsprint or mixed paper recycled is the equivalent of 12 trees. Every ton of office paper recycled is the equivalent of 24 trees.
  • When one ton of steel is recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved.


Reduce, Reuse and Recycle




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City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
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