Cleanup FAQ

 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
Thank you to all of the schools, teams and volunteers who picked up 1206 TONS of trash over the week.

78 SUPER SWEEPER SCHOOLS!
152 TEAMS!
OVER 4000 VOLUNTEERS!

 

When is Citywide Cleanup Week this year?
 Anchorage Chamber Citywide Cleanup Week is officially held in late April to early May throughout the Municipality of Anchorage, which includes Girdwood, Bird Creek, Indian, Chugiak, Eagle River, Birchwood, and Eklutna.
 
Where can I get orange bags?
The official orange bags of Citywide Cleanup can be picked up at the customer service desk of any Fred Meyer location in Anchorage or Eagle River with a limit of two (2) bags per person. If your organization, group, or business is cleaning up together, please register your team to reserve more bags.
 
Can I leave my orange bags or trash on the side of the road when I'm done cleaning?
No. There is no pick-up service during Citywide Cleanup Week. All parties are responsible for delivering their collected trash to the Central Transfer Station, Anchorage Regional Landfill, or the Girdwood Transfer Station.
 
How much will Solid Waste Services charge me when I deliver my orange bags during the week?
Trash in official orange trash bags will be accepted for free disposal at Solid Waste Services facilities during Citywide Cleanup Week. These facilities include the Girdwood Transfer Station, Central Transfer Station, and Anchorage Regional Landfill. Directions and hours can be found on the Solid Waster Services website at Muni.org/sws To be accepted without a fee, orange bags must be delivered separately from other waste. No yard waste will be accepted.
 
What are "Free Dump Days"?
During Citywide Cleanup Week, Solid Waste Services will accept free loads from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Saturday, April 29 and Saturday, May 6 at the Anchorage Regional Landfill and 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. (same days) at the Girdwood Transfer Station only.
 
Please Note: Only residential waste is accepted for no fee during the Free Dump Days. All loads must be secured or covered to prevent littering in transit and must not exceed 1,000 pounds. Uncovered loads will be subject to fines.
 
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