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The United by Blue
2019 Waterway Cleanup Tour

The United by Blue <br> 2019 Waterway Cleanup Tour
Find a Cleanup Near You

Find a Cleanup Near You

DateLocationGarbage Removed
March 16Philadelphia, PA 22,340 lbs. removed
April 6Philadelphia, PA 27,000 lbs. removed
April 27Chicago, IL 309 lbs. removed
May 18Philadelphia, PA 9,521 lbs. removed
June 8Washington DC 976 lbs. removed
June 22Asheville, NC 1,563 lbs. removed
August 3San Francisco, CA 465 lbs. removed
September 7Philadelphia, PA 7,469 lbs. removed
September 21Burlington VT 630 lbs. removed
October 19Boulder, CO 1,466 lbs. removed
November 9Seattle, WA 592 lbs. removed
November 16Denver, CO 1,607 lbs. removed
November 23Philadelphia, PA 29,070 lbs. removed
December 7Los Angeles, CA
December 7Houston, TX

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Our DIY Cleanup Kit includes all the tools you need to organize your own cleanup anytime. Includes:

• Pair of work gloves, to be worn while picking up trash

• Two large bags (blue for recycling, white for trash)

• Exclusive enamel waves pin

• How-to guide

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  • We provide all cleanup supplies, including trash/recycling bags and gloves. We also provide water, sunscreen, bug spray, and hand sanitizer. At community cleanup events, volunteers will receive a free stainless steel water bottle.

    We recommend wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes to our cleanups. You are welcome to bring your own trash-picker if you’d like!

  • Unless specified in the event description, we welcome all ages and abilities at our cleanup events. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian pre-register for the cleanup on their behalf ahead of time in order to sign our Minor Waiver, or, come to the cleanup accompanied by a parent or guardian. For volunteers under the age of 14, we ask that a parent/guardian attend the cleanup with the Minor regardless.

    If you have questions/concerns regarding the accessibility of the cleanup location, please reach out to prior to the event to discuss accommodations.

  • Before each cleanup, we determine the safest and most sustainable way to dispose of the marine debris and coastline trash that we haul in. 

    We recycle clean, newer plastics, glass, and cardboard with local recyclers. If we can’t work with the local municipality for this service, we pay out of pocket for private, responsible, and traceable recyclers. 

    If/when we encounter specialized materials, like metals, batteries, electronics, etc., we contact specialized recyclers and pay for their proper disposal. 

    For items that cannot be recycled or composted, we properly dispose of all trash and debris with a local landfill.

  • We always welcome walk-ins to our cleanups! If pre-registration fills up, feel free to just show up the morning of the cleanup. We’ll be sure to have extra cleanup supplies for you.

  • We welcome event partners that help amplify our cleanup events in the following ways: 

    Promotional (assists with recruiting 40+ volunteers per cleanup through marketing, social media, etc.)Educational (adds a relevant educational component to the cleanup) Logistical (adds a necessary component to the event structure, like permits, location scouting, catering, etc.)

    If you think your company / organization fits one of these categories, please reach out to cleanup@unitedbyblue to chat further! 

    Note: We always welcome corporate groups / organizations to volunteer at our cleanups with no obligation other than showing up. If you’re just looking for a way to get out in your community, I encourage you to join us at a cleanup near you! For groups larger than 30, please contact at least 2 weeks prior to the cleanup to coordinate.