51st Annual Citywide Cleanup Week & Kickoff Event
ANCHORAGE—The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to the 51st annual Citywide Cleanup Week to be held April 27 through May 4, 2019, where hundreds of volunteers unite to collect and dispose of thousands of pounds of trash from Anchorage neighborhoods.
Groups can register at CitywideCleanup.org and arrange pickup for the number of garbage bags needed with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Individuals are also invited to go to any Fred Meyer customer service counter in Anchorage and Eagle River or any Red Robin location to pick up Citywide Cleanup bags (two per person).
The Municipality of Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services (SWS) will offer free dump days Saturday, April 27 and Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Anchorage Regional Landfill (15500 E Eagle River Loop Rd.) and the Girdwood Transfer Station. SWS will only accept free loads from Municipality of Anchorage residents. Acceptable free loads must be less than 1,000 pounds and smaller than a standard pick-up bed. No oversize vehicles or UHaul type trailers. The Central Transfer Station will be CLOSED on those Saturdays.
Our well-known, bright-orange Citywide Cleanup bags can be dropped off, free of charge, at the Anchorage Regional Landfill and the Central Transfer Station located at 1111 E 56th Avenue, Anchorage Monday – Friday, April 29 through May 3, 2019. Bags must be segregated from other trash and weighed at the commercial entrances. DO NOT LEAVE BAGS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. PLEASE DISPOSE OF THEM YOURSELF.
This year, there will also be a Citywide Cleanup Kickoff Event on April 27th from 2-6 p.m. with the help of Anchorage’s dedicated trash haulers. Stations will be set up and stocked with trash bags, gloves, and dumpsters for trash disposal and ready for walk-up participation. Grab your friends and family and head to one of the locations listed below.
COLLECTION STATIONS (MAPS ATTACHED):
- Able Body Shop Southside & Total Truck (7700 Homer Dr.)
- Alaska USA – Eagle River (12155 Old Glen Hwy.)
- Andy’s ACE Hardware (240 Muldoon Rd.)
- Blue Arctic Waste Solutions (2111 Viking Dr.)
- Fred Meyer (7701 Debarr Rd.)
- Carrs Safeway (1501 Huffman Rd.)
- The Lakefront Anchorage (4800 Spenard Rd.)
Visit CitywideCleanup.org for more information.
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