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No free dump days in Anchorage, due to COVID-19



The Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services will not host free dump days in 2020. Instead,  the department will distribute free summer disposal passes to all Municipality of Anchorage residents, good for disposing of one load of garbage.

  • Residents can register at for a pass that allows them disposal of one free load of garbage. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Monday, May 4 and closes at midnight Monday, May 18. Passes will be valid through Sept. 5, 2020.
  • All free drop-offs must go to the Anchorage Regional Landfill in Eagle River. Passes will not be accepted at the Central Transfer Station in Midtown Anchorage. Girdwood residents may use passes at the Girdwood Transfer Station.
  • Only current residents of the Municipality of Anchorage may register for a free pass. Passes are limited to one per resident.
  • Loads are limited to less than 1,000 pounds and may not exceed the size of a standard pick-up truck bed. No U-Hauls or Double Axel trailers will be eligible for free disposal.
  • Additional fees will still apply for any item containing Freon (refrigerators, freezers) or to disposal of more than 40 pounds of household hazardous waste.

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Citywide Cleanup will move to May 4-31.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • The latest from the never ending, inane, leftist “leadership” of the Municipality of Anchorage. Residents that clean up the municipality will get one ‘free’ load disposed of at the dump. After that, the residents must pay for disposal of municipal trash? Seems like the “municipality” would encourage clean up by residents. After all, the municipality own most of the trash. It’s on municipal property, isn’t it? That’s doesn’t seem to be the case here. Residents must pay to dispose of the trash owned by their municipality. There’s a good example of leftist reasoning. If a citizen can see the trash, it must be their responsibility to clean it up and pay for disposal. Meanwhile, the ‘municipality’, to take care of “their” trash problem, simply moves the “trashers” to another location in the municipality so it may be trashed too. Not a good example to set for the tax paying citizens not receiving their “fair share” of representation.

  • Sadly, much of Anchorage looks this way now. I wonder if the protestors could clean up that area?

  • The answer to the problem is to get rid of Berkowitz. Shovel him out with the trash.

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