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Saturday, April 29th
Bags and Area Map will be available Monday, April 17
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CLEAN UP DAY IS EARLIER THAN EVER THIS YEAR!!
Here is a note from Explore Fairbanks on WHY:
"This May the Arctic Council will hold its Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Arctic Council is composed of representatives of the 8 arctic nations and the 6 indigenous peoples of the circumpolar north, as well as 32 observing nations and organizations. The United States Secretary of State has held the chairmanship of the Arctic Council for the last 2 years, and at the Ministerial Meeting he will pass the chairmanship to Finland. We are expecting domestic and foreign cabinet-level officials, as well as hundreds of other attendees and up to 50 members of the national and international press to be in Fairbanks the week of May 8-12, and we want our community to SHINE!"
AREA MAP WILL BE UP and
Bags can be picked up at the
Boy Scouts, Midnight Sun Council Office Bags available at most
1400 Gillam Way Local Fire Departments
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday open until 7 pm
Saturday, 9 am - noon
Day of Event: 8 am - noon
Trash collected in Yellow Bags, AFTER April 29, MUST be dropped off at the FNSB Landfill.
Recyclables in Green Bags (aluminum, #1 and #2 plastic), MUST be taken to Fairbanks Rescue Mission, 723 27th Ave, open for drop-offs of sorted material 24/7.
Please DO NOT leave bags by the road AFTER April 29.
What is Clean Up Day?
Clean Up Day is a community wide volunteer initiative to clean up the trash uncovered by melting snow in the Fairbanks North Star Borough before tourist season begins.
Who is in charge of Clean Up Day?
The Clean Up Day Committee is made up from volunteers from many different sponsoring organizations including; United Way of the Tanana Valley, Interior Regional Housing Authority, Department of Transportation: Adopt a Highway, Green Star of Interior Alaska, Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America, Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, Mechanical Contractors of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough Landfill, Fairbanks Rescue Mission Recycling Center, Explore Fairbanks and The Radio Station.
Who picks up the yellow Clean Up Day bags?
The volunteers, who pick up the yellow bags on Clean Up Day and transport them to the landfill, call themselves the “Heavy Haulers”. The crew and the pickup route are organized by Karl at Mechanical Contractors of Fairbanks. Many companies volunteer their time and their trucks to pick up yellow bags. This is a list from 2016: A&A Roofing Company Inc., Alaska Waste, CCI Alliance, Cowles Heating Services, City of Fairbanks Public Works Department, Florcraft Carpet One, Frontier Supply Company, Horst Expediting & Remote Operations and MacCheyne’s Carpet’s Plus, Inc.
What if a group picks up an area on a different day than Clean Up Day?
If you organize a clean up crew on a different day than Clean Up Day you will need to have someone take the yellow bags to the FNSB landfill. Please secure the Clean Up Day bags in your vehicle! You don’t want your group’s hard work to end up back on our roadways. The Clean Up Day Committee does apply for a tipping fee waiver from the Borough for about a month around Clean Up Day. The bags are weighed and the landfill keeps track of the tonnage. If it is taken to a local transfer station, it is treated as regular household trash.
What are the green Clean Up Day bags for?
Please use the green bags to collect ONLY aluminum, #1 and #2 plastics and drop it off at the Fairbanks Rescue Mission’s recycling center. Please do not leave green bags along the roadways.
What prizes are offered for participating in Clean Up Day?
Prizes make Clean Up Day more fun! The Clean Up Day committee collects prizes from businesses and individuals during March and April. Once we know how many prizes we have to distribute, we can plan prize and giveaways. If you would like to donate prizes to Clean Up Day you may drop them off at United Way of the Tanana Valley or call (907) 452-7211 Ext. 102 and we send someone to pick them up. Check back closer to Clean Up Day and we’ll tell you how to win prizes!
ANY TRASH COLLECTED IN YELLOW CLEAN UP DAY BAGS AFTER CLEAN UP DAY
MUST BE DROPPED OFF AT THE BOROUGH LANDFILL.
Fairbanks North Star Borough Landfill;
455 Sanduri St., Fairbanks, AK 99701
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm; Saturday 9 am to 4 pm; Sunday noon to 4 pm
RECYCLABLES COLLECTED IN GREEN CLEAN UP DAY BAGS MUST BE DROPPED OFF
AT FAIRBANKS RESCUE MISSION RECYCLING CENTER.
Fairbanks Rescue Mission Recycling Center;
723 27th Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99701
Recyclables can be dropped off any time in the drop-off bins on the right side of the center
For more information call 452-7211 Ext. 102 or visit us at www.facebook.com/fairbankscleanupday