Step 1: Choose the type of cleanup you are interested in hosting

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Download The National River
Cleanup Handbook

Private Cleanups

Host a small, private cleanup with National River Cleanup.

Public Cleanups

Organize a public cleanup and invite members of your community. Start by registering your public cleanup and requesting free trash bags.

Step 2: Check out our cleanup Tools and Resources

National River Cleanup Handbook

If this is the first time you are hosting a river cleanup, we highly encourage you to read the Handbook. It has everything you need to organize and host a successful cleanup along with some added benefits like direct downloads of forms to print out. Even if you have been hosting cleanups for many years, you may find new and useful tips for your event.

Other Resources

Additional resources on event promotion, waste disposal, scaling up your cleanup and more can be found on this page under Tools for Cleanup Organizers.

Forms to Print

Check out our customizable forms below to help make your cleanup go as smoothly as possible.

Step 3: Host your cleanup

Step 4: Submit your  cleanup results