About Us


We are over 3000 strong, a community of enthusiastic recyclers with a vision for our future. Valley Community for Recycling Solutions (VCRS) is a non-profit organization devoted to establishing recycling as a part of daily life in the Mat Su Valley region of Alaska. Since 1998 VCRS has provided recycling opportunities for our community; recovered and recycled tons of common household materials; and advocated for waste reduction and recycling best management practices in the Mat-Su Borough.

Our Mission – Our mission is to educate and provide opportunities in our community to reduce, reuse, and recycle for the long-term good of all.

Our Vision – Our vision is to establish the Mat-Su Borough as a model recycling community for Alaska. Our Strategies: OCEAN

  • Opportunity: Provide easily accessible opportunities to recycle
  • Community: Promote and maintain a sense of community
  • Education: Educate community re: reduce, reuse, and recycle
  • Advocacy: Advocate for public policies that support reducing, reusing, and recycling
  • Non-profit: Provide a comprehensive reliable recycling program to our community, putting our profits back into our program as a public service non-profit organization.

You can help today!

  • Become a Member.
  • Volunteer.
  • Help make our community a better place for everyone!

1st VCRS recycling event April 18, 1998

April 18 1998 Frontiersman



Upcoming Events

12:00 pm Bee Happy – Recycling at the Ala... @ Alaska State Fair
Bee Happy – Recycling at the Ala... @ Alaska State Fair
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm
Visit the VCRS recycling education booth on the Miner’s Loop Purple Trail (near the pony wheel rides just down from Bushes Bunches) and join in and volunteer to help with recycling on the fairgrounds throughout the fair – call 745-5544 for more information.
7:00 pm Recycle Harvest Fest @ Palmer Tr... @ Palmer Train Depot
Recycle Harvest Fest @ Palmer Tr... @ Palmer Train Depot
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fundraising event to support recycling in the Mat-Su.