Clean up time in Fairbanks

Snow was falling only 3 weeks ago and now we’re getting 70 and 80 degrees every day!  What a crazy spring we’ve had.

The snow is finally gone and what now occurs in Fairbanks, Alaska (as well as in many other northern areas I assume) is that the veil of white puffy stuff is lifted to show gobs and gobs of TRASH!

Yes, trash everywhere.  Wet cardboard boxes, broken pieces of Styrofoam,  and all forms of plastic like cups, bags, kitchen utensils, food containers of all sizes.  You name it, it’s out there.  Beer bottles and to-go cups.  It’s really sick.  But it’s also entertaining.  So a few years ago I decided to document this amazing array of trash on a website called  Take a look if you are interested!  Here’s a sampling:





5 comments on “Clean up time in Fairbanks

  1. Ruth Jessee says:

    Thanks .. There is good and bad everywhere.. Just have to be aware of it. Hope all is well with you two. We are so encouraged with the doctor,s report on Jim. Tale care. .. Love.. Memaw

    Sent from my iPad

  2. JINNY FOLDOE says:

    Hi Judy, I went through every photo from your trashofffairbanks and thoroughly enjoyed all of it. Great captions. love Jinny

    Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 05:41:43 +0000 To:

  3. Sharon Holdinghausen says:

    How nice of everyone to pick up all that trash. I really enjoyed looking at the pictures on the website.

  4. Chris Oliver says:

    Its great that there’s a group of people, who help clean up, not only Fairbanks, but else where in the northern parts of America. I like the Raven picture, his partly helping to clean up the trash, then dropping it elsewhere.

  5. matt m says:

    I live in orange county CA (near disneyland) but my aunt owns a business in fairbanks and lives there in north pole off badger road…thanks for the picture I associate that sign with fun!

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