About Us

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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.

The Vision of VCRS is to establish the greater Mat-Su Borough as a model zero landfill community.

The Mission of VCRS is to operate a cutting edge Resource Recovery & Training Park while educating, training, and fostering partnerships to reduce, reuse, and recycle for the long term good of all.

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!

First VCRS recycling event April 18, 1998

April 18 1998 Frontiersman

 

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Upcoming Events

Jan
6
Fri
6:30 pm Winter Film Night – Minimalism @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Winter Film Night – Minimalism @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Jan 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Winter Film Night - Minimalism @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions | 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,
Feb
3
Fri
6:00 pm Winter Film Night – COOL IT @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Winter Film Night – COOL IT @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Film Night - COOL IT @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions | Palmer | Alaska | United States
“Climate catastrophe? The end of civilization as we know it? Are the current staggeringly expensive actions now being considered really helping to save the world – or are we just burning money? In this “eye-opening” (Los Angeles Times) documentary, author
Mar
3
Fri
6:30 pm Winter Film Night – March of the... @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Winter Film Night – March of the... @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Film Night - March of the Penguins @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions | Palmer | Alaska | United States
“This breathtakingly beautiful documentary chronicles the heroic and harrowing journey that emperor penguins make amid subfreezing temperatures and violent snowstorms at the South Pole in order to mate. It’s a scientific enigma that these flightless aquatic birds leave, at summer’s
Apr
7
Fri
6:30 pm Winter Film Night – Food, Inc. @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Winter Film Night – Food, Inc. @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Film Night - Food, Inc. @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions | Palmer | Alaska | United States
“Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety