Really Free Market returns to UAF on May 21

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host the Really Free Market recycling event on Saturday, May 21, in the parking lot next to the Lola Tilly Commons.

It’s the 12th year for this popular free recycling event, which helps find new homes for items donated by the Fairbanks community. The Really Free Market has been on hiatus since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donated items must be clean, safe and usable. Clothing, sporting goods, furniture, appliances, tools, gardening equipment, kitchen and bath items, tires, toys, and even toilets are some of the items that have been donated in the past.

The market has a drive-up lane, and volunteers will be there to help unload donations from 8-10 a.m. The market will only be open to shoppers from 10-11 a.m. Following the event, unclaimed items will go to Green Star of Interior Alaska, the Closet Connection and the Literacy Council of Alaska. 

For more information, contact UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning at 907-474-7021 or email