Visitors: Plan your Trip with these Travel Tips
By properly recycling and reducing waste, visitors help conserve resources and preserve parks! Thanks to the Denali Zero-Landfill Project, new recycle bins for aluminum, glass, and plastic #1, #2, and #5 are located at most park visitor facilities, like
- visitor centers,
- ranger stations,
- Alaska Railroad Depot,
- Denali Bus Depot (formerly Wilderness Access Center),
- Riley Creek Mercantile, and
- Morino Grill.
Here’s more easy ways for park visitors to minimize trash and waste while you travel:
- Bring a reusable water bottle to refill.
- Bring or buy a reusable bag to carry your souvenirs and supplies.
- Choose groceries with minimal packaging and recycle as you pack.
- Opt for paperless tickets and receipts.
- Recycle aluminum cans, glass, and plastics #1, #2 and #5 in the park’s new recycle bins.
- In some remote areas, recycling services are limited, so please – if you pack it in, pack it out, and always practice Leave No Trace ethics.
Share your story!
- Post photos of how you reduce, reuse and recycle. Remember to tag #DontFeedTheLandfills
- Share these tips with your friends and family.
Residents: Recycling Centers Near You
Cantwell Transfer Station (Mile 213.2 Parks Highway) accepts household and commercial recyclables, including:
- Aluminum cans
- Plastic grocery bags
- Plastic #1, #2, and #5: Milk, water, juice, shampoo bottles, yogurt, and butter containers.
- Mixed paper: newspaper and cereal/soda boxes.
- Electronics: most items with a cord or battery, including computers, laptops, TV, VCR, DVD, stereos, speakers, blenders, toasters, lamps, and satellite receivers.
Hours of Operation:
- Monday 10 am – 2 pm
- Wednesday 3 pm – 8 pm
- Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Denali Borough Landfill (Mile 282.5 Parks Highway) accepts:
- Scrap metal
- Dry vehicles
Summer Hours of Operation:
- Tuesday – Saturday : 9 am – 4 pm
Learn More about Recycling in Alaska