Anchorage residents are cleaning up after Friday's 7.0 earthquake that rocked Southcentral, leaving many wondering what to do with their garbage and debris.

The city is offering free access to the central transfer station and the landfill, through Saturday, Dec. 8.

A release from city officials stated the two facilities are open and there is no load limit. However, only residential vehicles are allowed. The city is asking people in Anchorage to use the transfer station to avoid traffic, delays and repair crews on the Glenn Highway.

People in Eagle River, Chugiak and Eklunta are advised to use the landfill and to not use the Glenn Highway to access it.

The municipality expects heavy volumes of trash and asks that people only dispose of essential refuse at this time. 

An afternoon release from the city stated that recycling service was not available, but in a late-afternoon briefing municipal manager Bill Falsey said that was erroneous. Recycling centers in the city are indeed open, he said.

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