Want to organise a cleanup? Start here!
A cleanup is the perfect opportunity to contribute to the environment and community.
Cleanups are not just about picking litter, but moments to know more about the space and people around us. A well organised cleanup can create a meaningful impact and memorable experience for all.
A successful cleanup encourages more people to litter less.
Looking to organise a cleanup? Take a few moments to check out our videos and resources below!
Guide to organise a clean-up activity
Not sure how to organise a clean-up activity? Watch this step-by-step guide to learn how!
Where should I clean?
Pick a location
Think of cleanups and many of us will think of heading to East Coast Park, but do you know that there are many other places that require help?
Skip popular spots and consider urban areas like car parks, nature trails, and smoking points which are sometimes overwhelmed with litter.
Coastal cleanups vary with the monsoon seasons. As a guide, head to places like Changi, Pasir Ris, Coney Island during January to May each year, and transit to East Coast Park, Southern Islands and West Coast from June to October.
When should I clean?
Plan a Time
Trash tends to accumulate overnight. Thus consider mornings for urban cleanups to maximise your impact.
Coastal cleanups should be done at low tides so that marine litter can be found on the shores. Check the tide timings to plan your cleanup.
Cleanups do not need to be long. Start with 15 to 20 minutes if you are new. For longer sessions, plan to end before the temperature gets too warm!
What should I bring?
The most basic items are trash bags, tongs and gloves. If you are doing cleanups in large groups, consider borrowing them from CleanPods found around Singapore.
In the spirit of the activity, try to make use of preloved items like plastic bags and avoid buying new items just for the event. Minimise disposables such as gloves and reduce the use of wet wipes or plastic bottles.
If you anticipate sharp items, use a pail or rice sacks before disposing them properly into the waste bins.