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53rd Annual Citywide Cleanup Week & Kickoff Event
ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to the 53rd annual Citywide Cleanup presented by Matson to be held May 1 through May 29, 2021, where thousands of volunteers throughout the Municipality of Anchorage unite to collect and dispose of millions of pounds of trash from Anchorage, Eagle River, and Girdwood neighborhoods.
Groups can register at CitywideCleanup.org and arrange pickup for the number of orange garbage bags needed with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Individuals are also invited to go to any local Fred Meyer customer service counter in Anchorage and Eagle River to pick up Citywide Cleanup bags (two per person).
The Municipality of Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services (SWS) will hold sign ups for their Free Summer Dump passes beginning May 1st. This is replacing “Free Dump Days” in previous years. The registration for these passes is separate from Citywide Cleanup registration but will be available on our website along with terms and conditions.
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 Ave., Anchorage Monday – Friday, May 1 through May 29, 2021. Bags must be segregated from other trash and taken through the residential entrances. DO NOT LEAVE BAGS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. PLEASE DISPOSE OF THEM YOURSELF.
“Citywide Cleanup has been a long tradition for Anchorage and the Anchorage Chamber, and it is especially important this year,” tells Bruce Bustamante, President & CEO of the Anchorage Chamber. The real driver on this as with any strong community event comes down to volunteerism, he says. In years past we’ve seen corporate teams, non-profit teams, and even families. "Now is our chance to spruce up our city prior to the summer season,” Bustamante encourages. Share your team’s cleanup photos with the hashtag #cleananchorage2021 for a chance to win four round-trip railroad tickets courtesy of the Alaska Railroad.
This year’s Citywide Cleanup Kickoff event is May 1st from 11 AM - 2 PM with the help of Anchorage’s dedicated trash haulers and our title sponsor Matson.
KICKOFF LOCATIONS (maps attached):
- Westchester Lagoon (Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park) hosted by Matson
- Able Body Shop Southside & Total Truck
- (7700 Homer Dr.)
- Andy's ACE Hardware (240 Muldoon Rd.)
- Blue Arctic Waste Solutions (2111 Viking Dr.)
- Carrs Safeway (1501 Huffman Rd.)
- Fred Meyer (7701 Debarr Rd.)
- Fred Meyer - Eagle River (13401 Old Glenn Hwy.)
- May 8 - Super Sweepers with ASD Schools
- May 12 - Anchorage Downtown Partnership - Meet at Town Square Park 4:30-6:30 PM
- May 19 - Parks & Rec Cleanup with YPG Adopt-A-Trail cleanup on Coastal Trail 4:30-6:30 PM
- May 20 - Go Hike Alaska Cleanup
- Go Hike Alaska cleanup at Glen Alps 12-3 PM
ABOUT THE ANCHORAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, member-driven business organization with more than 900 members representing more than 55,000 employees. For over 100 years, the Anchorage Chamber has served as a resource where members can gain business knowledge, insight and strength. More information about the Anchorage Chamber is available at AnchorageChamber.org or by calling (907) 272-2401.