Are you ready to clean up litter and improve your neighborhood? 


We encourage everyone to pick up litter in Cuyahoga County. Our Clean Up Cuyahoga program provides supplies to groups, organizations and schools that want to get involved. Request supplies, clean up a space, and post it on social media. Show your pride by tagging #CuyahogaRecycles too.

In 2012, the Solid Waste District launched the Clean Up Cuyahoga program to provide litter clean up supplies for groups to use year-round. We hope these supply kits will encourage adults and youth to improve their environment by cleaning up their neighborhood, area or school. It also helps develop and encourage civic pride.

Any organization or adult representative of a school or youth group interested in performing a service learning project may request to borrow Clean Up Cuyahoga supplies. The supply kits are designed for groups of up to 30.

Clean up supply kits include litter grabbers, gloves, safety vests, garbage bags and 5-gallon buckets. Items are loaned to groups and must be returned to the Solid Waste District. 

Request Supplies for a Clean Up Cuyahoga Activity

  • Complete the request form for Clean Up Cuyahoga event supplies.
  • Your request will be reviewed within five business days. Our education specialist will notify you when your request is approved. The supply kit will be available for pick up from the District?s office during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
  • Clean Up Cuyahoga supplies are available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis. Supplies should be returned, clean and in good condition, to the District no later than one week after the event.
  • We like results! After the project, complete a Clean Up Cuyahoga event report and share your results: bags of trash collected, bags of recyclables collected and the number of participants. And, we love photos! Please include any video or digital pictures taken at the clean up event. Submit your report and photo(s) within a month of your event. Finally, show your pride on social media by tagging #CuyahogaRecycles.

Questions? Contact Carin Miller at (216) 443-3731 or by email.

Comments About Clean Up Cuyahoga

Our original Cuyahoga Clean Up day had to be canceled because of the weather.  Two classes were able to join together and complete the activity together.  Most of the students were happy to be helping our environment by picking up litter. The students were very surprised that there was so much trash and that people really threw trash on the ground. I think that it changed the students' outlook on littering because they actually had to look at the amount of trash people throw on the ground. Most of the time, the students just walk by the litter and don't pay it any attention.  -- Rhondala Jackson-Bizuneh, Al Ihsan School, Parma