Get involved

World Cleanup Day is the world’s largest one-day civic action to engage more than 180 countries to tackle global waste crisis. World Cleanup Day is not just about cleanups. It's a strong and unique network of doers who share the vision of the waste-free world and believe that together we can clean up the world from waste. Join the World Cleanup Day on 18th September 2021!

On this page you can find some of the ways you can be involved and contribute to the cause.

Volunteers

Are you interested in participating in cleanups for World Cleanup Day? Please check the cleanup map and find and event close to you. If there is no cleanup events close to you, consider organizing one by yourself. Or just crab a pair of gloves and bags and make an individual cleanup. and your family members coming with you as an individual volunteer to be counted in the global tally of participants.  

Cleanup organizers

Are you organizing or planning to run a cleanup event? Come and register your event and invite volunteers to participate. Your cleanup event will appear on the global World Cleanup Day map and you can share the link to your social media. In some cases we redirect you to the national page to register your event, but don’t worry – it will also appear on the global page.

We can provide you with a lot of useful know-how materials on how to organise cleanups and also marketing materials to help you promote the event. You will get the link to the World Cleanup Day knowledge bank also after registration of your event.

You will get the link to the World Cleanup Day knowledge bank after registration of your event.

If you can’t organise an event on 18 Sept, you can organise the cleanup on some other day close to World Cleanup Day.
Register your country teams

Join the movement as an organization

World Cleanup Day is a big collaboration project – only together can we make our world clean again! What you can do as an organization or company:

Organise a cleanup with your employees and stakeholders
Here you can find all the partners materials you need to organise cleanup with your company. The cleanup event is a perfect tool to give back to local communities and environment, raise environmental awareness of your employees and stakeholders, strengthen your CSR and sustainability commitments, to have additional marketing and communication opportunities in previously untapped audiences, provide volunteering opportunities and build a strong community among your employees and be part of a world-changing movement.

Support waste-free world

If you are interested in collaborating for or beyond World Cleanup Day in your country, please contact your country leader. You can find contacts in the country pages. The country leaders are the coordinators of World Cleanup Day on a national level.
Find your country leader
If you would like to collaborate globally, please send an e-mail to HQ partnership team.
Send Email

World Cleanup Day has from 2018 brought our more than 50 Million volunteers. We are very proud of this, but our goal of 5% of World population still needs to be reached. Help make this happen by donating - 100% of the proceeds will go to organizing World Cleanup Day and different environmental programs around the globe. Let's do this for a waste-free world!

Be an environmental hero and help the movement

Pick up cigarette butts!

An estimated 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered globally each year, making them the planet’s most pervasive form of plastic pollution. Dropping butts seems to be socially acceptable, but they cause serious damage to the environment.  Most cigarette butts contain a filter made of cellulose acetate fiber, a type of bioplastic.

Pick up cigarette butts as often as you can. These are the most common litter picked up during World Cleanup Day actions. You can contribute towards our big goal of collecting 1 billion of them. Just pop over to let us know how many you picked up so far.

Tip! You don't have to wait until World Cleanup Day.
Make an individual cleanup a habit by carrying with you gloves and an empty garbage bag every day and pick up trash along your regular routes.

Make your contribution to cigarette butts today!

If you can't volunteer, donate!
World Cleanup Day has from 2018 brought our more than 50 Million volunteers. We are very proud of this, but our goal of 5% of World population still needs to be reached. Help make this happen by donating - 100% of the proceeds will go to organizing World Cleanup Day and different environmental programs around the globe. Let's do this for a waste-free world!

Be an environmental hero!
Help the movement

Spread the Word

The first and foremost, please. To finally end the global waste crisis, please share the messages. Follow our FB page, and come find us on Instagram and Twitter, use hashtags #worldcleanupday and #letsdoitworld to give wings to the dream of waste-free world.

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COVID-19

In 2021, we strongly suggest any event organizers to closely monitor their country’s regulations and official advice about event restrictions due to Covid-19. An event organizer should be ready to change any plans or to cancel events. Cleanups can be organized where possible and allowed.
  1. Organizers may gather people for cleanups with a recommendation to restrict the number of participants and to spread cleanup locations out so as to avoid people coming in close contact with too many attendees.

    Cleanup orgnizer resourcesCovid-19 suggestions
  2. Individual cleanups. As an alternative to large gatherings, people can be invited to clean their surrounding areas with their families or individually without massive gatherings.

  3. Digital cleanups. If you find you are restricted in your country, or the situation doesn’t look favorable for traditional cleanups, or you want to engage target groups with a higher risk for COVID-19, we propose a clean up you can do within your organization or home – a digital cleanup, deleting digital trash from your gadgets. Find out more about digital cleanup here.