End Plastic Pollution

The Great Global Cleanup®

EARTHDAY.ORG’s flagship volunteering program brings people and organizations together to keep our planet beautiful. Explore the Great Global Cleanup’s resources, find cleanups to volunteer at near you, or register your own. Anyone can signup, show up, and cleanup.

World Cleanup Day is September 18. Use the buttons below to find a cleanup near you — or plan your own! If you’re an organizer, click these links for our social media toolkit and graphics.

Support Earth Day with a cleanup!

Cleanup near you and fundraise for EARTHDAY.ORG

Make your page today

FAST FACTS ABOUT GLOBAL WASTE


270,000

Premature deaths annually are caused by uncontrolled burning of household waste.

2 billion

People live without any waste collection services.

79%

Of all plastics ever produced have accumulated in the natural environment or landfills.



Visit our Plastics campaign

FIND A CLEANUP ON OUR MAP

Click the calendar on the left to filter by date. Search locations with the magnifying glass on the right.

REGISTER ANY KIND OF CLEANUP ON THE MAP


GROUP

Small groups can have a big impact! Beach cleanups and park cleanups are especially popular with groups.

INDIVIDUAL

Go out on your own! Whether a lot or a little, every piece of litter removed makes a difference.

PLOGGING

Pick up while jogging! Have fun and get a workout while cleaning your trails.


follow Earth Day’s Work

Facebook logo linking to Earth Day profile
Twitter logo linking to Earth Day profile

Need help?

Whether it’s a big group event or a solo cleanup, you can get involved anywhere. Beach cleanups, park cleanups, and neighborhood cleanups are all fair game.

Check out our cleanup guide for organizers and volunteers to make sure you’re prepared, protected, and effective!

THE GREAT GLOBAL CLEANUP in the news

The Great Global Cleanup joins The Today Show

Watch as EARTHDAY.ORG Cleans up Roosevelt Island with The Today Show’s Al Roker and Bill Nye The Science Guy

Cleanups are for everyone

Earth Day founder Dennis Hayes and Zac Efron agree that plastic is the problem and Cleanups are a great way for anyone to do their part.

Join the Global Earth Challenge

Send local environmental data to scientists and sign petitions for change in your region

The Great Global Cleanup® Partners