Annual Cleanup

The 2020 Annual Community Cleanup will be held April 25, 2020!

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The 2019 community cleanup was held on Saturday, April 20, and despite the cold, wet, windy day, we moved over 11 tons of trash from public lands to the landfill!

2019 Cleanup Details follow:

Bag sites are open from 8 am – 10 am, and Litter Free provides bags, (yellow= trash, green = recycle aluminum, plastic, tin, NO GLASS!!!), plastic gloves, sign up sheets, wrist bands to allow entry to the Coastal Code picnic, and information on the cleanup.

Bag Sites locations included:

Douglas Library / Fire

IGA Downtown Parking Lot

Western Auto

Fred Meyer

Super Bear

Duck Creek Market

Squirez in Auke Bay

At the bag sites we direct people to clean up anywhere they find trash on PUBLIC property – roads, sidewalks, ditches, streams, beaches, parks, trails, wetlands, etc. We are not authorized to enter private property to do cleanups, and this event is supported through a generous donation of Waste Management to accept trash, so it is not a time for people to unload their personal trash. 🙂

Litter Free works in coordination with many groups:

Coastal CODE: the Alaskan Brewing Co. supports the Coastal CODE program, invites cleanup volunteers to join them at 8:00 am at the pullout near Sunny Point just beyond the Egan Drive underpass. Coastal CODE offers all cleanup volunteers a Dupont Dog from Noon – 1:30 pm only (volunteers must show their wristband) at the new tasting room on Shaune Drive. These tasty hot dogs are available for purchase from 1 – 4 pm. See the Coastal Code website for more information: https://alaskanbeer.com/community/

The Southeast Alaska Land Trust (SEAL Trust): invites volunteers to organize at Sunny Point near Branta Drive starting at 8:00am. Discovery Southeast will be on hand at 8:30 am to provide activities for kids. Northstar Helicopters is on call pending the need to airlift heavy trash from the wetlands for pickup and transfer to the landfill by volunteer drivers. For more information about the Juneau Community Wetlands Cleanup, please go to: https://www.southeastalaskalandtrust.org/get-involved/upcoming-events/juneau-community-wetlands-cleanup/

Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition will host a bag site at the Duck Creek Market and will provide information on how to clean, protect and preserve the many streams and rivers that flow through Juneau, providing for a strong fish habitat. See information on how you can help this effort at: http://www.alaskawatershedcoalition.org/

friends of Recycling volunteers will be at the landfill from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm to sort the recyclables. This is a dirty job and these volunteers get a good workout – thank you friends!!!

Litter Free coordinates the many volunteer trucks/drivers that pick up the bags and haul them to the landfill. To help the drivers, those picking up trash must tie off full bags of trash and recyclables, and place them on a MAIN roadway in a location that will be easy for the trucks to pull over safely for pickup. Bags should be out for pickup by 2pm so that the trucks can pick them up and take the to the landfill before it closes. Check out the maps below to see the pick up routes. If you see stray bags after the cleanup, contact Laurie Sica at 907-723-0603 to coordinate a pickup.

In 1916, Mayor B.D. Stewart “announced that a cleanup campaign should be inaugurated and that the papers and citizens in general should cooperate in the matter of urging the cleaning up of the entire city.”

As you can see, we’ve been at it now for over 100 years!


Cleanup Day Photos