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

6:30 pm Winter Film Night – Note by Note
Winter Film Night – Note by Note
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Winter Film Night - Note by Note @ Palmer | Alaska | United States
“Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 is an independent documentary film that follows the construction of a Steinway concert grand piano (model D-274) over a year, from the search for wood in Alaska to a display at Manhattan‘s
11:00 am Community Blessing @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Community Blessing @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
If you’d like to participate in the community blessing, please contact VCRS Executive Director Mollie Boyer at 745-5544.
6:30 pm Winter Film Night – Minimalism
Winter Film Night – Minimalism
Jan 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Winter Film Night - Minimalism @ Palmer | Alaska | United States
“How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists,