Together, We Are Turning It Around!

What and How to Recycle

Your sorting by category (see Household Flyer) makes recycling possible in the Mat-Su Valley. A helpful list of the items VCRS can and cannot recycle or re-use, and how they should be prepared Current Household Flyer.

Holiday Recycling — What we don’t want for CHRISTMAS

Be nice and check your list twice.
  • NO Ribbons
  • NO Bows
  • NO String
  • NO Tinsel
  • NO Cellophane
  • NO Ornaments
  • NO Rigid Styrofoam
  • NO Tissue paper (you can put this in your compost)
  • NO Foil-backed, Fluorescent or Dark WRAPPING paper


Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Closed: Sunday & Monday

Same as Residential Recycling Hours. Call 745-5544 for more information.

See Holiday Closures here.

Map to VCRS

We are located at 9465 E Chanlyut Circle, Palmer.


Winter Film Nights

First Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the classroom at your community recycling center. Call 745-5544 for more info and to r.s.v.p. December 3, 2014 WALL-E – WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the last robot Continue reading

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Available for Educators: Recycling Curriculum Kits & Field Trips

Field Trip visits to VCRS: • One-hour visit to our classroom in the first commercial LEED gold-level Green Building in Alaska • 45-minute lesson about our valuable resources and recycling in the Mat-Su Borough • 15 minutes for questions, viewing Continue reading

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Save-the-Date for VCRS “Harvest Recycle Fest” 7:00pm – 9:30pm Friday Sept. 26th

Dear Recycling Supporter! Save-the-Date for the First Annual VCRS “Harvest Recycle Fest”, a FUNdraiser on Friday Sept. 26 at the Palmer Train Depot from 7:00pm – 9:30pm. Buy your tickets online today. Click on link and scroll to bottom of Continue reading

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