Everyone hates the litter piling up on our highways, open spaces, and city streets, but many people don’t know how to make a difference. Clean Sweep makes it easy and rewarding to get involved and make a difference in your own community. Below are just a few ideas:
Enter Our Sweepstakes
Improving your community is as simple as grabbing a bag and getting started. Even better, for every 30 gallon bag of trash you collect, you can enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win cash or other prizes. We know the true reward is a cleaner community, but a little extra incentive lets you clean up while cleaning up!
Limit Your Use of Disposable Items
Picking up trash is great, but helping prevent the accumulation of litter in our public spaces is even better. Limit your use of disposable products, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same. Refusing unnecessary packaging and napkins, or using reusable bags and water bottles can make a huge impact.
Talk To Local Businesses
Once you start picking up trash, you get a pretty strong idea which stores are contributing to the problem. Encourage them to take steps to limit the waste their customers carelessly discard. Ask them to cut down on bags, cups, straws and other items that frequently wind up on the side of the road.
Recruit Partners and Sponsors
If you know someone who can sponsor one of our sweepstakes, help recruit them for the cause. No prize is too small to be a part of the Clean Sweep movement.
Write Your Representatives
Local, state, and federal government agencies already spend a fortune on litter removal, but are their efforts focused on the right areas? Local constituents know best, and need to speak up to their local representatives.