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TrashDash

The Keep America Beautiful® TrashDash initiative, created to bring plogging to neighborhoods across the country, works similarly to a run, with the primary difference being the picking up of litter throughout the route.

Who: All ages welcome!


What: 3rd Annual Keep America Beautiful TrashDash – a plogging fun run event


When: Sept. 17-19, 2021


Where: Anywhere in your local community


Why: Bring an end to litter and to create cleaner, greener, safer communities for all

“We want everyone to be safe during the pandemic, and an essential part of community health is ensuring that trash ends up where it belongs, in the bin.”

Helen Lowman, Phd, President and CEO of Keep America Beautiful

Since the very beginnings of the pandemic, Keep America Beautiful® has been clear that the health and safety of our communities and volunteers is our civic responsibility and our top priority. 

All cleanups should adhere to guidelines from federal, state, and local public health officials so timely and accurate information can guide safe and appropriate activities in each location. 

Registration opens soon!

How can I participate?  

  • Who: Anyone
  • When: Sept. 17-19, 2021
  • Where: Anywhere in your local community
  • Share on Instagram #TrashDash #DoBeautifulThings

Registration opens soon! Register as an individual or form a TrashDash team. Grab a bag, gloves, and a litter picker if you have one and pick up litter in your neighborhood, local park, or on a nearby trail or beach. Once completed, share your experience on Instagram – be sure to tag @KeepAmericaBeautiful and include the hashtags #DoBeautifulThings and #TrashDash.

We hope you will partner with us and take some time to practice an individual (or cohort group) act of kindness by helping keep your neighborhood clean, green, and beautiful.  We encourage everyone, everywhere, to get outside and pick up some litter!  When you do, please share on Instagram tagging @keepamericabeautiful and using the #TrashDash and #dobeautifulthings. 

On behalf of our nearly 700 affiliates and millions of volunteers we want to thank our partners, Dart Corporation, Earth Day Network, National Cleanup Day, and Let’s Do it World. 

We look forward to seeing you all online sharing and celebrating a positive impact in your community!

What is TrashDash?

TrashDash inspires communities to directly engage their residents to recognize the economic, environmental and social benefits of recycling, and provide an educational platform to raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – throughout the year. 

Keep America Beautiful® is hosting its 3rd annual TrashDash plogging fun run! Join the thousands of environmental activities and participate in the international movement of plogging, the environmental fitness activity that cleans up any community with instant, impactful results.   

Join us in keeping our community and local waterways clean and safe. Get involved in the international plogging movement and create lasting change. Register soon to plog anywhere in your own community from Sept. 17-19.  

JOIN THE MOVEMENT  

  • Register soon and help us track participation nationwide. 
  • Follow KAB on Instagram @keepamericabeautiful. 
  • Choose a block, a park, beach, trail, or neighborhood near you to clean up. 
  • Prepare for the day with reusable buckets or bags, gloves, litter grabbers, reusable water bottles, and sturdy shoes. 
  • Wear face masks and gloves and practice social distancing. 
  • Share your experience on Instagram and be sure to tag @keepamericabeautiful and include the hashtags #DoBeautifulThings and #TrashDash.  

Registration opens soon!

Title Sponser

Dart Container Corporation