Annual Cleanup

The 2021 Annual Juneau Litter Free Community Cleanup is set for Saturday, May 1, 2021!

Until then, please clean up safely on your own. Every action counts! Dispose of litter properly and always recycle where possible.

If you have questions about the cleanup, please send an email to litterfreeinc@gmail.com.  

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Bag sites will be 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, and information on the cleanup.

Bag Sites locations included:

Douglas Library / Fire

Foodland IGA

Western Auto

Fred Meyer

Super Bear IGA

Duck Creek Market

Forbidden Peak Brewery

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:

The Southeast Alaska Land Trust (SEAL Trust): invites volunteers to organize at Sunny Point near Branta Drive starting at 10 am. 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/

Coastal CODE: the Alaskan Brewing Co. supports the Coastal CODE program, invites cleanup volunteers to join them at 10 am at the pullout near Sunny Point just beyond the Egan Drive underpass.  See the Coastal Code website for more information: https://alaskanbeer.com/community/

Enjoy Geocaching? check out this website for more information on a Cache In Trash Out cleanup event! https://www.geocaching.com/cito/

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