The Keep America Beautiful® Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program taking place annually in thousands of communities nationwide.



The Great American Cleanup annually engages more than 300,000 volunteers and participants, whose work returns, on average, more than $20 million in measurable benefits across thousands of participating communities.

Join the #152 PickUp Challenge!

According to the Keep America Beautiful 2020 National Litter Study, there are 50 billion pieces of litter across the country.  If every American picked up 152 pieces, we would clean it all up!  Do your part by joining the #152PickUpChallenge.  Make sure to take pictures of your cleanup and tag us on social @KeepAmericaBeautiful and use the #152PickUpChallenge.  You can also register here and receive email updates from us!  Don’t forget to share your progress and let us know how you did.  Together, we can clean up 50 billion pieces of litter!


Keep America Beautiful believes that people and places are profoundly interconnected. Whether you live in a big city, a suburb or a small rural town, the Great American Cleanup is a shining example of how lasting, positive change happens when people work together.

Through programs like the Great American Cleanup, Keep America Beautiful affiliates, corporate partners, and organizations, alongside millions of volunteers, contribute to the transformation of communities and public spaces. Together, they work to create cleaner, safer, and healthier environments where people can live, work, and play.

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Great American Cleanup 2023 Report

In 2023, Keep America Beautiful celebrated the 25th Annual Great American Cleanup. Affiliates and participating organizations across the country joined together to clean and beautify their communities, removing more than 10 million pounds of litter and debris; cleaning and improving 787,966 acres of parks, public lands, playgrounds, and trails; planting 6,257 trees and more than 65 thousand plants, flowers, shrubs, and bulbs; and much more! Explore the full extent of the Great American Cleanup impact in the report below. Download and read today!

Great American Cleanup Events Include:

  • Litter and debris removal from roadsides, highways, shorelines, and waterways.
  • Clean and restore nature trails, recreations areas, and playgrounds.
  • Educate communities about waste reduction and recycling.
  • Plant trees, flowers, and gardens.
  • Rebuild public spaces in communities impacted by natural disasters.

Join us in creating cleaner and greener neighborhoods across America by supporting our work at Keep America Beautiful. Your contribution helps us plant trees, organize community cleanups, and inspire environmental stewardship nationwide. Click below to donate and be a part of the movement towards a more sustainable and vibrant future!

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Thanks to our 2024 Great American Cleanup National Sponsors:

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Affiliate Network

Individual Action Center

Partners for Change


Your generosity allows us to expand our program offerings, fund community improvement projects from coast to coast, and provide the means needed to make meaningful and lasting impact in local communities across the U.S.