Haines Recycles!

ALPAR award

Haines Friends of Recycling was chose to receive the Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling 2011 Outstanding Community Award for the “outstanding accomplishments in bringing recycling services to the community of Haines”.  We thank all of our volunteers, members, and supporters for their efforts that made this award possible.

Loan of Recycling Containers

Now your organization can borrow free recycling containers for your event. Find out more...

We recycle nearly 1,000 pounds a day!

Your one-stop source of all recycling-related information in Haines, Alaska!


  • We are a 501(C)(3) membership organization founded in 1998.
  • Volunteers are always welcome!
  • We have approximately 200 households, businesses, and organizations that are members. Our membership form is under "membership" on this website.
  • Alaska Marine Lines provides us free back-hauling to Seattle and that is what makes it possible to recycle in Haines.  Thank you AML!
  • We are funded through memberships, grants, and sale of recyclable
  • Recycling is free to everyone; we appreciate memberships or donations to support our efforts.
  • Downtown recycling now at Haines Home Building during the summer (from June into October)

Now You Can Renew Your Membership Online!

Have your membership dues automatically billed every year. No need to think about it and you continue your valuable support!

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One Time Payment

You can also just make a one-time payment to pay your membership dues....

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Call for Volunteers

Hello everyone

We will be holding our seventh annual electronic waste recycling event on July 12 and 13 from 10-2 both days at the Recycling Center.  In the first six years we collected and sent for recycling 84,952 pounds, which is an amazing amount of toxic material kept out of the landfill and our waterways.

Once again, we can use your help on those two days.  We need people to assist customers with unloading materials, sorting, some dismantling, etc. etc.  Please let me know if you are available to help.  Call 766-2185 or email aronson@aptalaska.net.  On the days of the event, please call the Recycling Center at 766-3000.

If you come to help, please bring:  work gloves, water, maybe some tools for dismantling, and FRIENDS.  We can use all the help we can get.  

You will get to meet our new year around staff person, Dane Sortland, and our summer helper, Jessie Morgan.

Thank you everyone!

Melissa Aronson
Haines Friends of Recycling