Step 1: Choose the type of cleanup you are interested in hosting
Host a small, private cleanup with National River Cleanup.
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.
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.
- Volunteer Sign-in Sheet
- Liability Waiver (Return Waivers)
- Customizable Press Release
- Sample Safety Speech