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Disposal & Recycling Center and Community Chest

The mission of the Gustavus Disposal & Recycling Center and Community Chest is to reuse locally or to recycle as much material from the community's waste stream as possible. What cannot be reused or recycled is disposed of in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

The Disposal and Recycling Center (DRC) accepts a wide variety of recyclables, scrap metal, compostable food waste, some hazardous materials like car batteries, and waste to be landfilled.  The DRC is located next to the small boat harbor in Gustavus. The Community Chest accepts gently used clothes, household goods, books, hardware, and small electronic devices to be resold through their volunteer-staffed store, with all proceeds benefiting the DRC.  The Community Chest is located near the Gustavus airport, across the street from the Post Office.

Disposal and Recycling Center User Manual and FAQ

Hours and usage guidelines:   2016 DRC Info Sheet (pdf)

Rate schedule:   DRC 2015-16 Fee Schedule (pdf)

Plastic recycling guidelines at the DRC - Now recycling all types - Plastic Recycling Flier (pdf)

Emily VandenBerg's Public Service Announcement describing how to recycle plastics at the Disposal & Recycling Center Emily VandenBerg's Video (QuickTime Video - 14.1 MB)

Disposal and Recycling Center's Hours of Operation

Hours (September - December 2016):

  • Monday  Closed
  • Tuesday  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday  By appointment
  • Thursday  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday  By appointment
  • Saturday  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday  Closed


Community Chest Hours of Operation

Summer hours (May 9  - September 5):

  • Monday Evening  5 - 7pm  Last Monday September 5th!
  • Wednesday  10am - noon
  • Saturday  11am - 2pm

Winter hours (September - May):

  • Wednesday  10am - noon
  • Saturday  11am - 2pm


The DRC and Community Chest are services of the City of Gustavus managed by the DRC Manager/ Operator  For more information, visit the Disposal and Recycling Center's Committee homepage.

Contact Information

Paul Berry, DRC Manager/Operator
PO Box 62
Gustavus, AK 99826
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