World Cleanup Day

World Cleanup Day around the world in 2024
Image: Volunteers cleaning a beach in Barbados. by Brian Yurasits , from Unsplash. Royalty Free

About World Cleanup Day

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Dates of World Cleanup Day
2025 Various Sep 20
InternationalSat, Sep 20Observances Holiday
USASat, Sep 20Observances Holiday
2024 Various Sep 21
InternationalSat, Sep 21Observances Holiday
USASat, Sep 21Observances Holiday
2023 Various Sep 16
InternationalSat, Sep 16Observances Holiday
USASat, Sep 16Observances Holiday
2022 Various Sep 17
InternationalSat, Sep 17Observances Holiday
USASat, Sep 17Observances Holiday
2021 Various Sep 18
InternationalSat, Sep 18Observances Holiday
USASat, Sep 18Observances Holiday
World Cleanup Day is a civic movement, uniting 180 countries and millions of people across the world to clean up the planet. In one day.
Where is World Cleanup Day observed in 2024?
USASep 21

Volunteers and partners worldwide come together to rid our planet of trash – cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, and streets. This world-changing idea began in the small northern European country of Estonia, in 2008. 50,000 people united to clean up the entire country in just five hours.

Established in 2017 by Steve Jewett and Bill Willoughby, National CleanUp Day is the largest single-day cleanup event in the U.S., mobilizing an extraordinary two million volunteers, uniting their efforts in a collective initiative to revitalize our communities. Through strategic global partnerships with various organizations, including the United Nations’ recognized World Cleanup Day and Earth Day, National CleanUp Day mobilizes millions with the overarching goal of uniting individuals and organizations to foster a cleaner outdoor environment.

World Cleanup Day is the largest one-day peacetime civic action against waste aiming to raise awareness of the global mismanaged waste crisis and its impact on the environment. Cleanups alone will not solve the crisis, but these events create change in society by:

  • Promoting change in individual behaviour
  • Creating awareness of trash around us
  • Diverting civil society’s and governments attention to this crisis.

Are you an individual, a group, an organisation or a company? All are welcome to participate in World Cleanup Day!

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