Solid Waste Complaints
The Solid Waste Program does not regulate or respond to complaints about litter, trashy yards, or garbage that is illegally dumped unless:
- There is so much trash that the area is essentially an unpermitted landfill; or
- There is a real and significant threat to public health and/or the environment.
For all other situations, contact your local area government. Some are listed below.
The City of Anchorage has regulations prohibiting public nuisances such as dumping. Title 15 of the Anchorage Municipal Code prohibits disposal of garbage, overflowing dumpsters, and litter and trash on private and public property. Anchorage residents can report complaints to the Municipal Code Enforcement Hotline at 907-343-4141 or online at File A Code Complaint.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) does not have regulations covering dumping on private property unless it covers more than 1,000 square feet. Dumping on private property is referred to the FNSB Code Enforcement Office at 907-459-1260. Trash complaints within the city limits should go to the City rather than the Borough. The City Public Works Department can be reached at 907-459-6770.
The City and Borough of Juneau does have some litter regulations covering dumping on private property. For more details go to Community Development Enforcement Department.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough does not have regulations covering dumping on private property. Garbage disposal is free at the landfill and area transfer stations. The Kenai Borough's Solid Waste Department can be reached at 907-262-9667.
The Kodiak Island Borough's Code Enforcement Office investigates any report or observation of a violation that negatively impacts public health and safety. The Code Enforcement Officer can be reached at 907-486-9364.
The Mat-Su Borough has regulations regarding trash and junk disposal. Title 8, Chapter 8.50of the Mat-Su Borough Code of Ordinances prohibits improper disposal of garbage. Code Compliance can be reached at 907-861-7822.