The Great American Cleanup

Every year, thousands of volunteers come together to improve the quality of life in their community during the Great American Cleanup. From March through November, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful provides cleanup supplies and logistical support for a wide variety of cleanup and beautification projects. To get involved, you can organize your own cleanup event or you can volunteer for an existing project.


Organize A Great American Cleanup Event
Community councils, schools, neighborhood agencies, and businesses from the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, and surrounding communities are invited to organize a neighborhood cleanup event anytime March through November. We no longer have a designated, city-wide cleanup day. If your organization would like to host a cleanup event, click here to get more information and register online. Only registered communities will receive cleanup supplies and support from us.


Join An Existing Event
The Great American Cleanup is open to volunteers of all ages! Our role is to help each participating community find the volunteers it needs to pick up litter, plant flowers, paint buildings, clean illegal dumpsites, landscape, remove graffiti, and more! You can sign up to volunteer by clicking here, but first – you may want to take a look at our list of upcoming events to see what neighborhood events are planned when you’re available. Click here for a list of GAC events organized by date. If you don’t see your neighborhood listed, check back periodically or give us a call.

If you need extra help placing a group of volunteers, feel free to call our volunteer coordinator, Brooke Lehenbauer, at (513) 352-4385.


Special Thanks
Please join us in thanking our event sponsors: Glad for providing garbage bags, PepsiCo for donating water and Gatorade, Netherland Rubber for providing first aid kits and disposable gloves, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group for providing pop. Operational support, advertising, and trash collection is made possible by our funding partners: The City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District, The Ohio EPA, Rumpke, and United Dairy Farmers.

For information about 2014 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz McEwan at (513) 352-4384.