Great American Cleanup

Make a Big Difference in our Beautiful State

The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide movement uniting communities to tackle litter, waste, and improve the places we love. It’s the perfect opportunity to roll up your sleeves, make a difference, and be part of something bigger!

Join a Keep Nebraska Beautiful Cleanup!

Keep Nebraska Beautiful encourages your community to join Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup (GAC), the nation’s largest community improvement program! The GAC starts on March 21 and continues until June 22!

Choose Your Way to Make a Difference

Communities may participate in any number of events and activities:

  • Litter, park, and roadway cleanups
  • Clothing collections
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle activities
  • Tree and flower plantings
  • Beautification projects, and more.


Ready to make a difference in your community?

  • Free Trash Bags: We’ve got you covered with the necessary supplies for effective litter removal.
  • Comprehensive Cleanup Planning Guide: Easily plan a successful cleanup with our downloadable guide packed with helpful advice.
  • Eye-catching Promotional Posters: Rally others to join your cleanup with our downloadable posters.
Get Started

Our Impact in 2023

Nebraska sparkled during the 2023 Great American Cleanup! From villages responsibly disposing of large items to Girl Scouts beautifying local parks, the spirit of environmentalism bloomed across the state. Dedicated volunteers tackled litter at Lake Zorinsky and a community in Seward even hosted a special event for household hazardous waste and appliances on America Recycles Day. These are just a few examples of the amazing teamwork that made a cleaner, greener Nebraska a reality. Thanks You to everyone who participated!


Pounds of Trash Collected


Pounds of Recyclables Collected


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Be a Part of the Solution

Join the movement and sign up for a Keep Nebraska Beautiful cleanup! It’s a fun and rewarding way to:

  • Give Back to Your Community: Make a visible difference in the places you love.
  • Protect Wildlife: Prevent litter from harming animals and polluting our environment.
  • Connect with Others: Meet fellow Nebraskans who share your passion for a clean state.
  • Enjoy the Outdoors: Spend time in nature while making a positive impact.

All participants are required to fill out and return a Great American Cleanup Results Report once their events are complete. We want to hear all about your efforts to clean and beautify your community!

Sign up today and be part of the solution for a cleaner, healthier Nebraska!