NATIONAL CLEANUP DAY - Third Saturday in September

National CleanUp Day | Third Saturday in September
National CleanUp Day | Third Saturday in September


On the third Saturday in September, National CleanUp Day encourages all of us to take action to make the entire country a better place to live.


Just think, what if everyone just picked up one piece of litter? From coast to coast, organizations and individuals alike join forces to clean up parks, trails, beaches, mountains, and open spaces.

Outdoor spaces free of trash and litter create a more enjoyable experience for everyone. Preservation of our forefathers’ legacy is up to all of us.

Litter, debris, and trash mar the beauty of our natural landscapes. National CleanUp Day puts litter in its place – in the trash and recycle bins. The observance provides an opportunity to make those messes right and give the landscape a fresh, clean sweep! Communities, corporations, civic organizations, parks and recreation departments, and private citizens will all be uniting together to make year’s celebration a success.

By participating on this special day, you will be helping to send a message to your communities that you care about keeping our natural surroundings clean throughout the year. Won’t you join us to make your community beautiful?


Create a team or bring a friend to remove litter from your favorite outdoor spaces. Spread the word! Join in and be part of the solution. Use #NationalCleanUpDay or #SeaToShiningSea to share on social media.

Be sure to download the flyer at to share with others and get the word out!

Earth Day Network
World CleanUp Day
Let’s Do It World, Estonia
Keep America Beautiful affiliates
United Nations Environmental Program
Bear Grylls Survival Challenge
Granite Gear

We have a Tailored CleanUp program for businesses, schools, municipalities and non-profits. There is no cost. It increases signups, promotes your organization and helps keep the outdoors clean. The program works well for small “micro” groups to large organizations with multiple locations. We customize with your images and videos. It’s FREE. Learn more at

Questions about Tailored CleanUps or sponsorship opportunities? Email us direct at [email protected]


Supporting organizations founded National CleanUp Day to celebrate the importance of caring for our outdoor spaces. Through creating the celebration, the day reminds everyone to remove litter, so our trails, parks, and community spaces remain pleasant and unmarred by waste.

CleanUP Day LogoDonations to National CleanUp Day may be tax-deductible through our partnership with Clean Trails, a national 501(c)3 non-profit.

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Phone: 720.985.8600
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The Registrar at National Day Calendar® declared National CleanUp Day to be celebrated annually in 2017.



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