Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Community Clean-Up

The Spring Clean-Up program is designed solely for Borough roadsides, Right-of-Ways, and public lands. This clean-up program is NOT meant for private property.

Groups or individuals wanting to participate in Spring Clean-up need to fill out a Community Clean-Up Application. This application is available by contacting the Community Clean-Up and Recycling (CCU&R) Coordinator at 907-861-7605 or sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All applications must be signed and approved by the CCU&R Coordinator. Regular disposal rates apply for unauthorized applications.

Important Information

With proper authorization from the Community Clean-Up and Recycling (CCU&R) Program Coordinator, all collected items from Borough roadsides, public lands, and Borough right-of-ways will be accepted for disposal at no charge during your scheduled event. It is your responsibility to make sure all items have been disposed of properly.

Advertisements: The Borough will advertise a general schedule of all community clean-up events in the Frontiersman and on the Borough website and Facebook page.

Hazardous or Universal Waste: If you find hazardous and/or universal waste items during your clean-up event, please call the Environmental Unit at 861-7604 for scheduled times or to set an appointment to dispose of universal or hazardous waste. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Acid
  • Adhesives
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries (NiCad, Lithium, etc.)
  • Caustics
  • Cleaners
  • Disinfectants
  • Engine Oil
  • Floor Wax
  • Freezers
  • Fuel Solvents
  • Furniture Stripper
  • Herbicides
  • Liquids
  • Mining Chemicals
  • Paint Thinner
  • Paints or Stains
  • PCB's
  • Pesticides
  • Photography Chemicals
  • Poisons
  • Printers
  • Refrigerators
  • Resins
  • Transmission Fluid
  • or any other Hazradous Waste

Prohibited Items: Due to regulatory requirements and environmental concerns, the Central Landfill, Hazardous Waste Facility, and Transfer Stations cannot accept the following items:

  • Ammunition
  • Automobiles
  • Burning or Smoldering Material
  • Corrugated Cardboard (in excess of 1 cubic yard)
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders (propane tanks ok)
  • Controlled Substances, Narcotics, Prescription Drugs
  • Explosives
  • Human Feces/Honey Buckets
  • Illuminated Signs
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Recreational Vehicles (RV's) or Motor Homes
  • Sewage and Sludge

If you find any of the above prohibited items during your clean-up event, please contact the Solid Waste Division for more information on how to properly dispose of these items.

Safety Gear: We strongly recommend participants wear their own personal protective equipment and safety gear.

Trash Bags: Trash bags will be provided by the CCU&R Program Coordinator. You will be provided the authorization letter for your group’s free disposal of waste at the Central Landfill or a Transfer Station when you pick up your bags. ALL unused bags must be returned to Central Landfill or the nearest transfer site.

Waste Disposal: Groups must deliver collected waste to either their group dumpster, a Borough Transfer Station or the Central Landfill, during the dates indicated on their approved Authorization for Disposal form. You or your volunteers will need a copy of your authorization letter upon arriving to a Borough transfer site or the Central Landfill. You will be charged without this letter. Please provide authorization letter to the scale house or gate house attendant.

Securing Your Loads: All loads must be secured upon arrival to the Central Landfill or Transfer Station or be subject to a $12.00 unsecured load fee per vehicle per load.

Towing Companies

To remove unwanted junk vehicles, please contact one of the below companies.

If your company provides this service and would like to be added to this list, please call 907-861-7605.

Company or Organization Services Contact Information
Alaska Car Crushing & Recycling Vehicle Removal/Salvage/Property Cleanup 907.357.5865
Durgeloh Truck Salvage Salvage 907.376.3958
GOT JUNK Junk & Trash Removal 800.468.5865
Happy Hooker Towing Vehicle Removal 907.376.9114
Knik Towing & Wrecking Vehicle Removal/Salvage 907.376.2584
Matanuska Towing & Recovery (MTR) Vehicle Removal 907.376.5353
Newman’s Hilltop Service (Willow) Vehicle Removal 907.495.6479
Tews, Inc. Vehicle Removal/Property Cleanup 907.376.2949
Trapper Creek Towing & Recovery Vehicle Removal 907.733.5595
Valley Community for Recycling Solutions Volunteers/Trucks 907.745.5544
MSB Community Cleanup & Recycling   Coordinator Abandoned Vehicles in Borough (in Right-of-Way's ONLY) 907.861.7605