Clean Up Day


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When:  May 11th, 2024 

Thank you for your interest in Golden Heart Clean Up Day! At this point if you register below, the information will be used to collect volunteer participation numbers only. Our volunteers that pick up the full trash bags from the roadside (our awesome Heavy Haulers) have been assigned their route and will only be picking up bags from previously registered areas and main roads and intersections. You can still participate! Grab some bags and join the fun. If there are people cleaning an area that you wanted, ask to join in and make new friends. If you clean in an area that is not along a main road please take your full bags to the FNSB landfill and tell them it’s clean up day trash (please secure you load) or get them to a main road or intersection by Saturday afternoon. See below for more information and thank you for your part in making our community a better place.


2024 Clean up Day Flyer 


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Clean Up Day Dos and Dont’s

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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 organizes 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; Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Adopt a Highway; Green Star of Interior Alaska; Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America; Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce; Fairbanks North Star Borough, Central Recycling Facility; The Radio Station; Cowles Heating Services; University of Alaska, Advocacy Committee, Alaska Comedy, North Pole Community Chamber of Commerce; and Golden Heart Waste Management


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Recycling is Back for 2024

We are excited to offer Green Bags as an option again this year! Green Bags will be passed out at all 5 bag pickup locations. You may fill the bags with #1 and #2 plastic bottles and jugs and aluminum cans. You may leave the green bags along main roads with other Clean Up Day trash and the Heavy Haulers will get it where it needs to go. After Clean Up Day you may take your Green Bags to the Central Recycling Facility, 1855 Marika Road. For a full list of what the Central Recycling Facility accepts, outside of this event, please visit their website


Where to get Clean Up Day bags?

Midnight Sun Council, BSA  –  1400 Gillam Way, Monday – Friday 9 AM to 5 PM

Cowles Heating  –  1675 Richardson Hwy, Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM

Central Recycling Facility  –  1855 Marika Road, Tuesday – Friday 10 AM to 5:30 PM

         and Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM

Green Star of Interior Alaska  –  2134 Texaco Avenue, Tuesday – Friday 10 AM to 5 PM

     and Saturday 1 PM to 5 PM

Golden Heart Waste Management  –  2131 Sheldon Ave, Monday – Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

Who picks up the trash bags from the roadside on Clean Up Day?
The volunteers, who pick up the trash bags from the roads on Clean Up Day and transport them to the landfill, call themselves the “Heavy Haulers.” The crew and the pickup route are organized by Justin at Cowles Heating. Many companies volunteer their time and their trucks to pick up trash bags. Thank you to all our Heavy Haulers; Alaska Waste, Horst Expediting,  Shredway, Golden Heart Waste Management, 907 Diesel, Hydro Tech, Total Toyo, and Cowles Heating.

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 take the yellow bags to the FNSB landfill and let the attendant know you’re there for Clean Up Day. 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 so we can track the community effort. If it is taken to a local transfer station, it is treated as regular household trash and will not be tallied.


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
Click here to view Map to Fairbanks Landfill (

 Thank You!

 From all of us on the Clean Up Day Committee, thank you for your commitment to keeping Alaska’s roadsides beautiful.

For more information call 452-7211(United Way) or visit us 


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