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2017 Ravn Alaska Safety Forum

Published June 28, 2017

The 2017 Safety Forum is fast-approaching and we are excited to share this opportunity with all of you. The Forum will focus on Safety, Just Culture, Human Factors, and Professional Development in Aviation and allow for interaction with industry-leading experts. We hope you'll join us and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Please register as soon as possible, seats are limited!

The Forum will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 14 and end 2:00 p.m.

The location of event: 4700 Old International Airport Rd. Anchorage, Alaska 99502

Lunch will be provided by Peppercini's Deli and door prizes will be given following the presentations.

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Increase Work Life Balance, Reduce Stress and Promote Good Health in Workplace

Published June 20, 2017

First Friday with the SBA

Please join the SBA and guest speakers Rhiannon and Larry Irvine, owners of Muscles in Motion Lifestyles and Fitness, as we discuss how to increase work-life balance and productivity in your small business while reducing stress and promoting good health in the workplace.

This discussion will include:

• Wellness tips to help relieve stress

• Ways to help increase productivity in the office

• Ways to improve circulation while sitting at your desk

• Better eating habits to create energy throughout the day

• How to effectively incorporate these concepts into your business or with your staff

When: Friday, July 7, 2017

Where: SBA Alaska District Office 420 L Street, Suite 300 Anchorage, AK 99501 Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Register: https://work_life_balance.eventbrite.com

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Grow your Business with 8(a) Contracting

Published June 6, 2017

Join us for a free and informative workshop on the 8(a) Business Development program.

Part I: Is 8(a) Right For You? Presented by the Alaska Procurement Technical Assistance Center Part I addresses questions of whether or not your small business is ready for the 8(a) federal contracting program. Different aspects of the program will be discussed to see if your small business will benefit from 8(a) contracts and business development.

Part II: 8(a) Orientation Presented by the SBA Alaska District Office

Part II provides an overview of program eligibility, application, and compliance requirements.

If you cannot attend in person, you can participate via webinar. The SBA will email the webinar information prior to the start of the event so please register to ensure you get the login information and any updates regarding this event. There will be a 15 minute break in between part I and II.

When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Where: Alaska PTAC 1901 Bragaw St., Room 199 Anchorage, AK 99508

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Register: https://grow-business-8a.eventbrite.com

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Alaska USA Foundation donates $75,000 to local military and youth programs

Published June 6, 2017

Alaska USA Foundation has donated $75,000 among five community service programs.

$50,000 was donated to the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) of Alaska to help support military service members and their families. The funds will aid in the operation of the more than 30 programs ASYMCA provides, including hospital morale visits, Operation Holiday Joy, and Operation Kid Comfort.

$10,000 was donated to Stand Down, Inc. to help in-need and homeless veterans access vital medical, dental, mental health, and substance abuse services.

$5,000 was donated to the Great Alaska Council in support of Boy Scouts of America. The funds will provide Scouts without financial means or transportation the opportunity to attend day camps.

$5,000 was donated to Alaska Legal Services to provide high quality legal services to low- income veterans and families, as well as disadvantaged people and communities.

$5,000 was donated to Camp Fire Alaska in support of youth development programs that service more than 5,000 youth annually in the state of Alaska.

 


 

Wisdom, Wealth and Wellness

Published June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 2-4 pm

Denali Tower 2550 Denali St. 16th floor

Sponsored by Morgan Stanley Women are often the money, schedule and wellness managers of their households. These roles create a variety of financial demands, and women's relative longevity means understanding wealth planning is vital even if they haven't played this role before. Come learn how to develop a wealth strategy that meets your true needs. Contact Nichole Gibbs at 263-5761 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

Doing Business with the Alaska Department of Transportation

Published June 5, 2017

Winnie Cichosz, contract compliance & DBE certification officer from the Alaska Department of Transportation, will provide training on the DBE application process and discuss the benefits of the program.

If you cannot attend in person, you can participate via webinar. The SBA will email the webinar information prior to the start of the event so please register to ensure you get the login information and any updates regarding this event.

When: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Where: Small Business Administration 420 L Street, Suite 300 Anchorage, AK 99501

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. AKST

Register: https://8a-brown-bag-dbe.eventbrite.com

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Alaska USA welcomes new Financial Advisor

Published May 26, 2017


Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has hired Mike Klopfer to serve as Financial Advisor in Anchorage, Alaska. “Mike is going to make a great addition to Alaska USA Financial Planning and Investment Services,” said Julia Niziolek, Executive Director, Insurance and Investment Services. “He has a proven track record of helping individuals and organizations successfully plan, and realize their financial goals, and will continue to provide this important service for Alaska USA members.” Klopfer holds a degree in Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has served as a financial planner since 2003. Learn more at alaskausa.org/investment.

 


 

Alaska Railroad launches Catch the Train Photo Contest

Published May 18, 2017


Beginning today, the Alaska Railroad will launch its third-annual Catch the Train Photo Contest through its website and social media channels with a new partnership to celebrate the centennial of Denali National Park and Preserve. The grandprize winner, to be chosen from the 12 finalists via a public online vote, will receive the honor of the Alaska Railroad calendar’s cover, $1,500 and the Railroad’s new Denali Getaways package. This new package commemorates the park’s centennial with round-trip rail travel for four to Denali and overnight accommodations at the Grande Denali Lodge. For additional rules and regulations, visit www.alaskarailroad.com/catchthetrain.

 


 

Shoot for the Troops

Published May 18, 2017


Shoot for the Troops is a 100-shot sporting clays tournament. All proceed form this tournament help to fund the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska programs across the state including: Teddy's Child Watch, Food Pantries, Operation Kid Comfort, Y on Wheels and Operation Holiday Joy. For more info, contact Sarah Riffer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

Kumin Hires Youngest Associate in 40-year History

Published May 15, 2017


Kumin has promoted architect Sarah Salazar to Associate, making her the youngest Associate in Kumin’s 40-year history. She joined Kumin in 2010, relocating from New Mexico, where she managed large-scale military projects for the USAF. During her seven years in Alaska, she has taken on increasing responsibilities within Kumin and the design community. She is the 2017 President of the AK Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and held leadership positions in AIA since 2012. Her Alaskan design projects have taken her from Anchorage to Tununak to Ketchikan. In addition to mentoring younger staff members, Sarah volunteers in community-wide cleanups, Bike to Work Day Treat Stations, local marathons, triathlons and business soccer teams. She is a licensed Architect in Alaska and New Mexico.

 


 

Alaska USA FCU Receives Lender of the Year Award

Published May 15, 2017


Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has received the Small Business Administration’s 504 Alaska Lender of the Year award for 2016. The award is given to the lender with the highest number of approved 504 program loans in a calendar year. The 504 program provides long-term, fixed-rate financing for small businesses and is designed to contribute to the economic development of communities.

“It’s a real honor to have received this award,” said Dave Hamilton, Executive Director, Business and Commercial Services. “Alaska USA is committed to providing financial capital to Alaska’s small business owners so they can continue to grow and create jobs.”

Learn more at alaskausa.org.

 


 

Alaska Railroad launches new menu & adventures for summer

Published May 10, 2017


The Alaska Railroad has long been an idyllic way for visitors to experience the grandeur of the Last Frontier. While daily summer trains connect passengers from Seward, Anchorage, Denali National Park and Fairbanks, the Alaska Railroad is also a source for exciting culinary and travel experiences. This summer, the Railroad is offering a revamped onboard dining menu and a number of new excursions for passengers. Beginning in mid May, passengers can enjoy a selection of new, locally sourced menu items developed by the Railroad’s new partner Executive Chef, Alexa Stallone. Blending local ingredients with hearty classics as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, new culinary offerings include: Snowbird Barley prepared with coconut milk and barley from Alaska Flour Company and Reindeer Bolognese sourced with Alaska reindeer and pork sausage from Indian Valley Meats tossed with penne pasta, and much more.

 


 

RIM Promotes Jason Arnold to Associate

Published May 8, 2017


RIM is pleased to announce that Jason Arnold, AIA CDT, has been promoted to Associate in the Alaska office. For the past nine years, Jason’s talents and enthusiasm have been leveraged across a range of project types. He has taken on key leadership roles in the professional community through involvement with Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA)—serving as the Alaska State IDP Coordinator since 2011. He is also RIM’s liaison for the annual summer-long Bike Anchorage event, where he has coordinated a treat station for the past few years. In addition, Jason’s active involvement in Habitat for Humanity, Bean’s Café, and City Wide Clean Up encourages other RIM staff to participate. And in March of 2017, after months of intense studying, Jason successfully passed the Architecture Registration Examination and earned his architectural license in Alaska. Congratulations, Jason!

 


 

144 Activities in Town Square Park

Published May 2, 2017

Calling all Anchorage businesses and organization to join Anchorage Downtown Partnership's 144 Activities in Town Square Park! This summer Anchorage Downtown Partnership hopes to activate the space in the park with fun, energetic activities that bring in new visitors and positive energy. We are asking Anchorage businesses and organizations to host "an activity in the park".

For $99, an organization can use the park for a day, accompanied with our "space activation trailer" filled with summer games and toys (frisbee, corn hole, hula hoops, chalk, cheese, checkers, etc.). If a business or organization wants to host a different kind of event (ice cream social, company picnic, live music, etc.) we help to facilitate the planning of the event. We also will advertise your activity on our various marketing channels.

Please contact Rosie Frankowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 612-250-3453 for more information.

http://anchoragedowntown.org/events/144activitiesintownsquarepark
 

 

How to Start or Grow a Veteran-Owned Business

Published May 2, 2017

Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurial training program designed for veterans and their dependents that have already made the transition back to civilian life. 

The curriculum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance. 

Veterans of all eras, plus service members (including National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses are eligible to enroll in classes. Lunch and materials will be provided.

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

1016 W. 6th Avenue, Suite 303

Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact: SBA Alaska District Office

Clark Bihag – 907-271-4850 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union announces new Executive Director of Insurance and Investment Services

Published May 2, 2017

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Julia Niziolek has been selected for the position of Executive Director, Insurance and Investment Services. She previously held the position of Manager, Administration and Compliance, Alaska USA Trust Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.

“Julia brings a wealth of experience to the position,” said Brian Wolf, Chief Operations Officer. “She’s previously held various insurance licenses and she has also been actively involved in the development and management of the credit union’s Financial Planning and Investment Services, making her the clear choice for Executive Director.”

Niziolek has more than 13 years of experience in different sectors of the financial services industry. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Learn more at www.alaskausa.org.

 


 

Fifth-Annual Beer & Bacon Festival

Published May 2, 2017

Saturday, July 29
1-6 pm
The Lakefront Anchorage
$50 per person | $30 for children, pregnant women or designated drivers

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy tickets to the 2017 Beer & Bacon Festival at The Lakefront Anchorage – which is pretty close. For the fifth year in a row, The Lakefront Anchorage invites locals and visitors alike to join a milestone celebration of the finer things in life at the 2017 Beer & Bacon Festival, bringing together a winning combination of local brews and gourmet bacon dishes on the banks of picturesque Lake Hood. Enjoy live music from Hawaiian reggae band H3 while Alaska’s premier brewers and chefs delight your taste buds in hopes of being named the festival’s finest brew or most delectable bacon dish by your votes. The festival will also feature a bacon-eating contest for the title of Bacon King or Queen, lawn games and more.

Tickets are $50 for adults and $30 for children, pregnant women or designated drivers. Tickets cover food and 20 beer samples at the festival as well as the chance to win various prizes. A portion of ticket sales will go to the Alaska Multiple Sclerosis Center, supporting individuals with MS through programs, workshops and referral services.

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Alaska Credit Union League Donates $16,000 to Alaska Business Week

Published April 25, 2017

The Alaska Credit Union League donated $16,000 to Alaska Business Week to support and promote the business education of Alaska’s future leaders and entrepreneurs. The Alaska Credit Union League has supported the Alaska Business Week program since the program started in 2010. The donation will support the League’s mission to improve people’s financial lives through education.

About Alaska Business Week
Alaska Business Week is a one-week summer program for Alaska high school students. The program teaches participants basic principals of private sector business and important leadership skills they will need for their post high school plans. Participants live on a college campus, work as teams on a dynamic business simulation, develop a new product concept, and present their results with the guidance of a mentor from the business community.

Learn more at alaskacreditunions.org.

 


 

Memorial Day Ceremony

Published April 14, 2017

The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) invites the public to a one-hour Memorial Day ceremony to honor and remember the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in devotion to liberty, freedom and democracy. The ceremony includes patriotic music, spiritual words, distinguished speakers and laying of the wreaths to honor the fallen. Confirmed keynote speakers include U.S. Marine Corps veteran and U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan and Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz.

Monday, May 29, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
FREE
Denali Park Strip, West 9th Avenue, Anchorage


For more information, contact MOA Military & Veterans Affairs Commission Chair Pam Beale, 907-720-3923, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union announces new Vice President of Secondary Marketing

Published April 14, 2017

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Jayson Schmett has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Secondary Marketing. He previously held the position of Secondary Marketing Operations Manager.

“Jayson’s leadership qualities and his ability to anticipate the needs of our members and professional partners is a great asset to the company,” said Steve Larson, Executive Director, Mortgage and Real Estate Lending.

Schmett has been with Alaska USA for 13 years, holding a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wyoming.

 


 

Midnight Sun Home Care Acquires Home Care Division from CareNet, Inc.

Midnight Sun Home Care, a premier senior care company in Anchorage, is pleased to announce the acquisition of another highly respected local provider’s in-home care division. CareNet, Inc. was recently approached by a national franchise for acquisition of their home care division, but chose instead to sell their home care line of business to Midnight Sun Home Care, citing the agencies’ similar values, philosophies, and Alaskan business roots as deciding factors.

CareNet, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is owned by local residents and registered nurses Brett and Lorna Mills. CareNet, Inc. will continue to offer private nursing care management, but will no longer offer in-home caregivers. They will refer those looking for in-home caregiving services to Midnight Sun Home Care.

“CareNet, Inc. has had the privilege of caring for seniors in the Anchorage community for 21 years,” says Owner Lorna Mills, RN. “We are excited to see our non-medical home care services continue under the Midnight Sun Home Care banner.”

The acquisition will provide Midnight Sun Home Care clients and their loved ones with additional coverage as the agency’s staff expands. The transition will also allow CareNet, Inc.’s caregiving staff to continue working for a locally owned company.

“We are honored to have been specifically chosen by CareNet, Inc. to carry on their in-home caregiving services, and we are excited to welcome CareNet’s dedicated caregivers to our team as we continue providing care for Alaskans by Alaskans,” says Kevin Turkington, Founder and Owner of Midnight Sun Home Care.

 



Go Global, Get Going, Get Paid - Anchorage

Published March 14, 2017

Lee Gibbs, U.S. Small Business Administration –Office of Int’l Trade; John Brislin, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.; and Debbie Franklin, U.S. Commercial Service-AK will be providing answers to your questions about exporting your small business product or services. Why export when I am already successful selling domestically? It's a big world, what country do I choose to business with? How do I know this is a legitimate buyer and sales opportunity? How do I get paid in a timely manner? I need greater capacity, what are my financing options? Is there a way to mitigate risk and ensure payment? SBA / Alaska District Office 420 L St. Ste 300, Anchorage AK 99501 FREE Contact Nelida Irvine 907-271-4027 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

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Lead on, Aliy! Aliy Zirkle teams up with ANDVSA to help end violence in Alaska

Published March 7, 2017

Popular Iditarod contender Aliy Zirkle has announced an effort to fund youth education and violence prevention programs designed to promote healthy, safe, and strong communities across Alaska.

Backed by sponsor Matson, Zirkle is partnering with Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) to support and expand youth programming statewide, including rural villages along the Iditarod route, communities Zirkle has come to know well over her years of racing.

“The support and care I’ve received in the villages over the years has been phenomenal,” Zirkle said. “I’ve been looking for a way to give back; and, if I can help get more kids involved in this program that strengthens their communities as well as themselves, it’ll be a start.”

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Glenn Newkirk PR FINALArctic IT Appoints Glenn Newkirk to Sales Team

Published February 22, 2017

Arctic Information Technology (Arctic IT), the award-winning managed services provider in Alaska, announces the addition of Glenn Newkirk to its Platform and Infrastructure sales team. In this role, Newkirk will apply his passion for technology and his customer-first philosophy to further the growth of TotalCare by Arctic IT, the company’s managed services offering.

“Arctic IT has a reputation for excellence,” said Mark Mathis, senior account executive at Arctic IT. “Glenn’s experience in sales and dedication to providing best-in-class service and solutions to his clients will be an asset to our team.”

Glenn adds more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing to Arctic IT. After many years at several high-profile food and beverage distributors, Glenn shift his focus to the IT industry; taking a position with a multi-national technology company. He has his bachelor of science from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and serves the community by volunteering as a YMCA basketball coach.

 


 

BruceHellenPressRelease FINALArctic IT Appoints Bruce Hellen as President

Published February 14, 2017

Arctic Information Technology (Arctic IT), the award-winning top managed services provider in Alaska, has appointed Bruce Hellen as president. In this role, Hellen will apply his passions for technology and business development to build upon the company’s position as a market leader in tribal, federal, and managed services technologies. Arctic IT is an 8(a) small business and a wholly owned subsidiary of Doyon Government Group (DGG).

“We are pleased to have Bruce join the Arctic IT team,” said Julie Morman, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Doyon, Limited. “His experience and leadership are tremendous assets, and we look forward to continued successful business results under his guidance.”

Hellen served for 24 years in the United State Air Force. After retiring in 2010 as a Colonel, he entered the private sector as the director of business practices for a $1.5 billion company, primarily focusing on marketing, sales, and branding strategies. Next, he led a major RFID research and development project, resulting in multiple patents and international recognition as the world’s number one RFID implementation program in 2015. Hellen has led multiple organizations of various sizes throughout his military and private sector careers, ranging from small teams to large organizations.

“I look forward to working with the talented and passionate team at Arctic IT. I am committed to the pursuit of excellence in providing IT solutions to our customers with world-class service and support,” said Bruce Hellen, president of Arctic IT.

 


 

First Friday with SBA

Published January 3, 2017


Your business is registered in SAM and may qualify or already have a socio-economic contracting certification. So why aren't you getting federal contracts? Come learn about federal government contracting opportunities using various federal data bases. And hear from former JBER contracting officer, Melissa Blair as she reveals tips to search for procurement opportunities and responding to solicitations. The more you know, the better your chances of securing a federal government contract! Register: https://marketing2government.eventbrite.com POC: Clark Bihag / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 907-271-4850.


 

Kumin project selected as 6th most beautiful hospital in U.S.

Published October 26, 2016

Norton Sound Regional Hospital was voted 6th most beautiful hospital in the U.S. during Soliant Health’s 8th annual “Most Beautiful Hospitals” competition. Kumin was Architect of Record, with Mahlum of Seattle as medical planner. The voting shows a high degree of current/former employee satisfaction with the hospital's beauty and functionality. Also evident is a strong sense of community pride in the facility. The new hospital features stunning views of the surrounding tundra, Alaskan native artwork, and state of the art comprehensive healthcare for the Norton Sound region.

 


 

Hire East High School Students

Published October 26, 2016

Do you need music for your event? The East High School Orchestra program's Symphonic ensemble is available for special performances. Our students are wonderful, mature students who are eager to play and earn money to finance our group trip to work with the Orchestra program at the University of Hawaii in March of 2018. All contributions for student players go directly to the performing students trip expenses and the Orchestra program. For more information, please contact Janeen Wilkins, Orchestra Director at (907) 575-1789 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

EasyPark Offers Parking Amenities To Downtown Anchorage Parkers

Published September 20, 2016

EasyPark announces the launch of downtown Anchorage’s first parking Amenities Program. All guests in downtown Anchorage that park in any EasyPark garage or surface lot will have the option of utilizing free services such as personal escort to their vehicle, tire inflation and battery jump starts. EasyPark’s Amenities Program is available 7 days per week from 5am-midnight through our central dispatch center. For those that require any of these services, just call or text the dispatch number 297-4471.

 


 

 

 

 

Regulations & Bag Pick-up Locations

 
 
CLEANUP RULES
 
 
  • All participants in the Anchorage Chamber Citywide Cleanup program are responsible for transporting their collected trash in orange bags to Solid Waster Services via the Anchorage Regional Landfill, Girdwood Transfer Station, or Central Transfer Station.
  • All loads must be secured or covered to prevent littering in transit. Uncovered loads will be subject to fines. Visit Munic.org/sws for more information, or call (907) 343-6250, Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.
  • No construction or demolition debris, including remodeling waste, fence panels, decks, or sheds.
  • Children under the age of 14 must remain in the vehicle while at either of the Transfer Stations or the Anchorage Regional Landfill.
  • Please wear gloves, such as latex or nitrile gloves while picking up trash and an orange safety vest if cleaning roadways or intersections.
  • Please be aware of private property boundaries and ask permission to clean in these areas.
  • Super Sweepers will be held from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Saturday, April 29. Residents can take their filled orange bags from litter cleanup only to their nearest participating schoolPlease do not bring yard waste or household items to these sites.

 

 FEE ITEMS

 

  • Payments may only be made with cash or local checks (with a valid driver's license), debit or credit cards are not accepted.
  • All loads exceeding 1,000 lbs will be weighted and charged $58.00 a ton at the Anchorage Regional Landfill. Visit the SWS website for fees at other facilities. Scaled loads require the customer to wear a safety vest.
  • There is a $20.00 charge for appliances containing freon such as refrigerators or freezers. Certifications of freon removal will be accepted in lieu of the fee.
  • The commercial scales will be open at the Anchorage Regional Landfill on May 2 and May 9, and will operate under the regular fee schedule.
  • Double loads (e.g., a full pick-up hauling a trailer) will be directed over the scales and fees will apply.

 

HAZARDOUS WASTES

 

Residential household hazardous wastes, up to 40 lbs. per day, are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at the Central Transfer Station and at the Hazardous Waste Facility located at the Anchorage Regional Landfill. This limit includes five gallons of waste oil, one car battery, and up to 40 lbs. of household hazardous waster per household per day.
More information, including acceptable items , facility, locations, and hours can be found on the SWS website under "Hazardous Materials Management"

Although the Hazardous Waste Facility at the Anchorage Regional Landfill will be open on Free Dump Days, it is recommended that residents utilize this facility on a regular operating day.

 

 

BAG PICK-UP LOCATIONS

 

Please note that only two (2) bags per person will be given out at Fred Meyer locations, for large cleanup teams in need of more bags please register your team to reserve large orders.

 


Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
1016 West Sixth Avenue, Suite 303
(907) 272-2401

Fred Meyer
2300 Abbott Road
(907) 365-2000


Fred Meyer
1000 East Northern Lights Boulevard
(907) 264-9600

Fred Meyer
7701 Debarr Road
(907)269-1700


Fred Meyer (Eagle River)
13401 Old Glenn Highway
(907) 689-4000

Fred Meyer
2000 West Dimond Boulevard
(907)267-6700

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Alaska Denali Travel
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Alaska Enterprise Solutions
Alaska Executive Search, Inc.
Alaska Fitness Equipment
Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
Alaska Glacier Products
Alaska Glazing Inc.
Alaska Growth Capital
Alaska Housing Finance Corp.
Alaska Industrial Development & Export Authority
Alaska Instrument Co., LLC
Alaska Job Corps
Alaska Law Offices, Inc. -- Clayton Walker, Jr.
Alaska Life Publishing, LLC
Alaska Mill, Feed & Garden Center
Alaska Mining & Diving Supply Inc
Alaska National Insurance Co.
Alaska Native Directory & Magazine - CBG USA Inc.
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Alaska Northern Courier
Alaska Oil & Gas Association
Alaska Oncology and Hematology, LLC
Alaska Pacific Leasing Company
Alaska Power Association
Alaska Primary Care Association, Inc.
Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium
Alaska Pure Water Products
Alaska Railroad Corporation
Alaska Regional Hospital
Alaska Restaurant Supply, Inc.
Alaska Rubber & Supply Inc.
Alaska Sales & Service, Inc.
Alaska Salmon Alliance (ASA)
Alaska Sausage Company, Inc.
Alaska Sea Grant
Alaska SeaLife Center
Alaska Serigraphics
Alaska Small Business Development Center
Alaska State Fair
Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association
Alaska Statewide Trainers & Developers
Alaska Tags & Titles LLC
Alaska Terminals, Inc.
Alaska Tour and Travel
Alaska Travel Source
Alaska Trust Company
Alaska Veterans Museum
Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Alaska Wild Berry Products
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Alaska World Affairs Council
Alaska Zoo
Alaskans for Litter Prevention & Recycling
Alaska's Best Payroll Solution, Inc.
Aleutian Housing Authority
Allstate - Diane Johnson Agency, Inc
Allure Day Spa & Hair Design
Alpenglow Acupuncture LLC
ALSCO Inc
Altman, Rogers & Co.
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
AMC Engineers
American Heart Association
American Marine International
American Multiplex
Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall
Anchorage Board of REALTORS
Anchorage Chrysler-Dodge
Anchorage Community Development Authority: Development Services & EasyPark
Anchorage Concert Association
Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.
Anchorage Education Association
Anchorage Foot & Ankle Clinic, LLC
Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory
Anchorage Glacier Pilots
Anchorage Golf Course/O'Malley's on the Green
Anchorage Grand Hotel
Anchorage Medical & Surgical Clinic LLC
Anchorage Montessori School
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Anchorage Police Department Employees Association
Anchorage Sand & Gravel
Anchorage School District
Anchorage Sign & Design
Anchorage Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM)
Anchorage Super 8
Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Anchorage Woman's Club, GFWC
ANVCA Alaska Native Village CEO Association
Apokrisis LLC
Applied Microsystems
Architects Alaska
Arctic Circle Enterprises, Inc.
Arctic Elevator LLC
Arctic Slope Community Foundation
Arctic Wire Rope & Supply
Armed Services YMCA of Alaska
Art Clark
Art Services North
Arthritis Foundation/Alaska Office
Arthritis Foundation/Alaska Office
Artique Ltd.
Aspen Suites Hotel
ASRC Energy Services
Associated Builders and Contractors - ABC of Alaska
AT&T
ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.
Aurora Gas, LLC
Automated Laundry Systems & Supply
Automatic Welding & Supply Corp.
Avante Medical Center, LLC
Baldwin Holdings, LLC
Bayshore Clubhouse
BBFM Engineers, Inc
BDO USA, LLP
Beacon Occupational Health & Safety Services
Bean's Cafe, Inc.
Ben Bridge Jeweler
Best Inspection, Inc.
Best Western Golden Lion Hotel
Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon & Western Washington
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska
Birch, Horton, Bittner and Cherot
Blood Bank of Alaska, Inc.
Bogard Logistics
Bond Commercial Properties
Borealis Broadband, Inc.
BOSCO'S, Inc.
Bradley Reid + Associates
Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Browman Development Company, Inc.
Budget Rent-A-Car
Business Interiors Northwest
Cabin Fever
Calais Company, Inc.
Calista Corporation
Camp Fire Alaska
Capital Management Network
Capital Office
Carberry Associates
CareNet, Inc.
Carey Homes
Carlile Transportation Systems
Carr Gottstein Properties
Castle Megastore Group Inc.
CED dba Stusser Electric Co.
Cedars Wholesale Floral Imports
Center Bowl
Chambers Commercial Real Estate
Charity Carmody State Farm
Charter College
ChemTrack Alaska, Inc.
Chugach Alaska Corporation
Chugach Electric Association, Inc.
CI Energy Group
CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation
CM&A Consulting, LLC
Coastal Television Broadcasting Company
Coffman Engineers, Inc.
ComServ Realty, Inc.
Conrad-Houston Insurance
Construction Machinery Industrial, LLC
Cook Inlet Housing Authority
Cook Inlet Lending Center, Inc.
Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.
Cornerstone Credit Services, LLC
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc
Covenant House Alaska
Creative Lighting and Sound
CRW Engineering Group, LLC
Daniel, Hewko & Tharp, CPAs
Delaney Wiles, Inc.
Dell, Inc
Delta Western Inc.
Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union
Denali Foods, Inc. dba Taco Bell of Alaska
Denali Fuel & HVAC Co., Inc.
Denali General Contractors
DenaliTEK, Inc.
Dianne's Wild Fork Catering
Dimond Center Hotel
Dittman Research & Communications
Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Donlin Gold
DOWL
Dowland-Bach Corporation
Doyon Drilling, Inc.
Eagle Enterprises, Inc.
Easter Seals Alaska
Ecology & Environment, Inc.
EHD Enterprises
Elite Employment Services
Embassy Suites
Emerald Alaska Inc.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
ENSTAR Natural Gas Company
Enterprise Engineering, Inc.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Environmental Management, Inc.
ESS Support Services
Express Business Services, LLC
Express Employment Professionals
F Street Station
F.R. Bell & Associates, Inc.
Fairweather, LLC
FedEx Express
FedEx Office
Fergusson & Associates, Inc.
Fickes, David
First Alaskans Institute
First Command Financial Services
First National Bank Alaska
First Southwest Company
First United Methodist Church
Flavin Photography
Flint Hills Resources Alaska LLC.
Florcraft, Inc.
Fluor Alaska Inc.
Food Bank of Alaska, Inc.
Foreman's, Inc., The
Frampton & Opinsky, LLC
Frontier Tutoring LLC
Gallo's Mexican Restaurant
GCI
Geico Insurance Co.
Gina Bosnakis & Associates
Glacier Sign and Lighting, Inc
Glenwood Center
Global Spectrum
Golden North Van Lines, Inc.
Gonzalez Marketing
Goodwill Industries of Alaska
Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education
Granite Construction Company
Grayling Construction
Great Alaska Council, Boy Scouts of America
Great Bear Petroleum
Great Land Trust
Great Originals, Inc.
Green Connection
Green Star
Grizzly's, Inc. dba Grizzly's Gifts
Habitat Housewares
Hackney & Hackney, Inc.
Hagen Insurance, Inc.
Hanson Alaska, LLC
Hard Rock Cafe Anchorage
Hattenburg Dilley & Linnell, LLC
Hawk Consultants LLC
Hayden Electric Motors, Inc.
HDR Alaska, Inc.
Herrington and Company LLC
Hilltop Ski Area
Historic Anchorage Hotel
HMS Host
Holiday Alaska, Inc.
Holland America Line
Holy Spirit Center
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Hops Hallmark
Horizon Lines, LLC
Hospice of Anchorage
Hotel Captain Cook, The
Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren, LLC
Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse
I. B. E. W. Union Local 1547
Imaging Associates of Providence
Imig Audio/Video, Inc.
Ireland Clinic of Chiropractic, LLC
Iron Dog Inc
Jack White Real Estate
Jade North, LLC
Jamie Harvey - Jack White Real Estate
Janssen Funeral Homes, Inc.
Jens' Restaurant
Jermain, Dunnagan & Owens, P.C.
Johnson Controls Inc.
JumpBack Productions
Junior Achievement of Alaska, Inc.
JW Industries Group LLC
Katmailand Inc.
Kenai Fjords Tours
Kendall Toyota/Scion of Anchorage
KeyBank National Association
Kids' Corps, Inc.
Koahnic Broadcast Corp./ KNBA 90.3 FM
KPB Architects
KPMG LLP
Kumin Associates, Inc.
L & M Motors, Inc.
La Boum Events
Labor Ready
Laborers' Local 341
Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
Last Frontier Chapter, Assoc.,U.S. Army
Liberty Mutual Insurance Corp
Life Alaska Donor Services
Linford of Alaska, Inc.
Logistics, LLC
Lounsbury & Associates, Inc.
Lucky Wishbone
Mabel T. Caverly Senior Center & Services; administrator of Anchorage Senior Friendly Project
Magic Bus
Manley & Brautigam, P.C.
Mapmakers Alaska
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Mason's Siding & Supply, Inc
Matanuska Electric Association, Inc.
Matthews & Zahare, P.C.
McCool Carlson Green
McDowell Group
McGinley's Irish Pub
Medallion Foundation, Inc.
Medical Park Family Care
Megawatt Electric, LLC
Meridian Management, Inc.
Meridian Systems, Inc.
Michael & Decker Real Estate
Michael Baker, Jr. Inc.
Microcom
Midnight Sun Home Care Inc
Millrock Resources, Inc.
Mini Brute Service Company Inc.
ML&P - Anchorage Municipal Light & Power
Moda Health
Morgan Stanley
Morris Alaska
Morrison Investments LLC
Morse Design/Build LLC
Mr. Prime Beef
MSI Communications
MTA
Municipality of Anchorage
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Musk Ox Producers' Co-Op
MWH
NEA - Alaska
Neeser Construction, Inc.
NeighborWorks Anchorage
New Sagaya
Nine Star Enterprises, Inc.
NMS
Nordstrom
North Slope Telecom, Inc.
North Star Behavioral Health
Northern Air Cargo
Northern Economics
Northern Lights Media, Inc. dba KTUU-TV
Northern Skies Federal Credit Union
Northern Solutions LLC
Northrim Bank
Northrim Benefits Group
Northwest Auto Parts
Northwest Fluid System Technologies, Inc.
Northwest Strategies
Office Products Services
OfficeTech, Inc.
Ohana Media Group
Older Person's Action Group
One Hour Fireweed Drycleaning
Operating Engineers Local 302
Orion Project Services LLC
Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage
Over the Rainbow Toys
Oxford Assaying & Refining Corp.
Pacific Environmental Corporation
Pacific Rim Media
Pacific Star Energy
PacRim Coal, LP
Pal Photography
PDC Inc. Engineers
Pebble Ltd. Partnership
Penco Properties
Pepsi Beverages Company
Perseverance Theatre
Personnel Plus, Inc.
Petroleum Equipment & Services, Inc.
Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska, LLC (PRA)
Pfeffer Development, LLC
Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC
PIP Printing
Polarconsult Alaska, Inc.
Port of Anchorage
Portfolio / Classic Woman
Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska
Premier Business Center of Anchorage
Princess Cruises
Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Extended Care
Public Education Health Trust
Puffin Inn Hotel
Pyramid Printing Company, Inc.
Quadco, Inc. - Alaska Division
Quality Suites Convention Center
R & M Consultants, Inc.
R & R Productions Professional DJ Entertainment - Event Lighting & Photography
Rage City Rollergirls
Rain Proof Roofing
Rasmuson Foundation
RE/MAX Dynamic Properties
RE/MAX of Eagle River, Inc.
Read Systems
Reid Middleton
Reliant LLC
Renewal by Andersen of Alaska
Representative Gabrielle LeDoux
ResCare Alaska
Residential Mortgage, LLC #AK167729
Richmond & Quinn
RIM Design, LLC
RockTenn
Roger Hickel Contracting, Inc.
Rogers & Company, CPA, P.C.
Rowan Pacific Rim Decorators
Rowena (Owen) Mandanas, DDS
Rulien + Associates, LLC
S & K Properties
S4 Group, LLC
Safeway, Inc.
Scan Home
Scott's Heating & Air Conditioning Services
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc
Sedor, Wendlandt, Evans & Filippi, LLC
Service Business Printing
Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Shell Exploration & Production Company
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
Shoreside Petroleum
Shred Alaska Inc.
Siemens Industry Inc.
Signature Flight Support
Signs Now of Anchorage, Inc.
Simon & Seafort's
Skurla's POS Solutions
SLR International Corporation
Smiles Dental
Snow Goose Restaurant & Sleeping Lady Brewing
Sockeye Business Solutions
Sourdough Express, Inc.
Spawn Ideas Inc.
Spenard Builder Supply
Stellar Designs, Inc.
Stewart Title of Alaska
STG Incorporated
Stoel Rives LLP
Subway Development
Sunshine Custom Promotion
Super Floors of Alaska
Sysco Food Service of Alaska
Taco-Loco Products
Taylored Restoration
Teamsters Local 959
TecPro Solutions
TelAlaska, Inc.
Tesoro Alaska Company
Tex R Us L.L.C.
The Aleut Corporation
The Bear & Raven Adventure Theatre
The Berry Company
The Chariot Group, Inc.
The Foraker Group
The Healing Center
The Kuskokwim Corporation
The Lakefront Anchorage
The Odom Corporation
The Polaris Group, Ltd.
The Rokeberg Company
The Salvation Army Alaska
Think Office LLC
Thomas, Head, Greisen, PC
Thompson & Co. Public Relations
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Tiny Ptarmigan
Totem Equipment & Supply, Inc.
Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.
TrailerCraft, Inc.
TSS Inc
Twister Creek Restaurant/Denali Brewing Company
UAA Center for Corporate and Professional Development
UIC/UMIAQ
United Retirement Plan Consultants
United Roofing Group, Inc.
United Way of Anchorage
Univar USA Inc.
University of Alaska College Savings Plan
UPS
USI Insurance Services
V F Grace, Inc.
Valpak Alaska
Verizon Wireless
Visit Anchorage
Vitus Marine LLC
vRide, Inc.
Waddell & Reed, Inc.
Waste Connections of Alaska, Inc., DBA Alaska Waste
Watterson Construction Co.
Waukesha Alaska Corporation
Wayland Baptist University - Anchorage Campus
Weaver Bros., Inc.
Webco Alaska, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Westmark Anchorage Hotel
Westward Seafoods
WHPacific, Inc.
Wiley Brooks Co., Inc.
Williams & Kay
Willodell Enterprises, Inc.
Wilson Agency, LLC, The
World Wide Movers, Inc.
Wostmann & Associates, Inc.
YWCA Alaska

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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