The Great Charleston Cleanup

March 18th - June 18thGroup Litter Sweep

The Great Charleston Cleanup is taking place this year from March 18th through June 18th. This event is the City of Charleston's local version of the Great American Cleanup, hosted annually by Keep America Beautiful. Each year, Keep Charleston Beautiful encourages individuals and community groups to get outside and help beautify our public spaces, for the betterment of our communities. Beautification activities could include picking up litter, planting vegetable, rain, or pollinator gardens, trimming back weeds and vegetative overgrowth, clearing blocked storm drains, planting trees, or even removing illegal graffiti and decals from public spaces.

Check out the ways you can participate in The Great Charleston Cleanup! Whether an individual or a group, there are lots of ways to get involved.

Opportunities For Groups:

  • Coordinate a litter sweep with a group of volunteers. KCB can provide necessary cleanup supplies. Please email us to discuss event scheduling!
  • Check out our Adopt-A-Block Program! We are looking for businesses, clubs, community groups, etc. to help clean and beautify streets throughout our City. 
  • Check out the volunteer opportunities included in the Lowcountry Land Trust's Collaborative Earth Week Event! All of our great local environmental organizations will be hosting events as part of this Earth Week Celebration. 

Opportunities For Individuals:

Events on the Calendar for the Great Charleston Cleanup

Event Date Partner Group Event Type Impacts
3/18/2023 Carolina Ocean Alliance, 
Charleston Waterkeeper, City of Charleston
Litter Sweep 58 volunteers
 1624 pounds of litter
3/23/2023 Waves for Women Sustainability TBD
3/25/2023 Lowcountry Land Trust Sustainability TBD
3/26/2023 Charleston Au Pair Group Litter Sweep TBD
3/27/2023 Charleston Homeschool Group Litter Sweep TBD
3/28/2023 University School of the Lowcountry Education TBD
3/30/2023 Wake Forest Alumni Group Litter Sweep TBD
3/31/2023 Britt, Peters and Associates Litter Sweep TBD
4/1/2023 Rosemont Neighborhood Litter Sweep TBD
4/3/2023 Oakland Elementary School Education TBD
4/7/2023 West Ashley High School DECA Litter Sweep TBD
4/8/2023 Eastside Neighborhood Litter Sweep TBD
4/10/2023 Youth Reading Day at Main Branch Library Education TBD
4/15/2023 Charleston Bee Expo Sustainability TBD
4/15/2023 Radcliffeborough Neighborhood Litter Sweep TBD
4/18/2023 Forces of Nature Youth Cleanup Event Litter Sweep TBD
4/20/2023 MUSC's Earth Day Tabling Event Awareness TBD
4/21/2023 Earth Week Kayak Cleanup with 
LowcountryLand Trust
Litter Sweep TBD
4/22/2023 Tabling Event, Earth Week Wrap Party Awareness TBD
4/23/2023 Charleston Parks Conservancy's 
Brunch In The Park
Sustainability TBD
5/5/2023 James Island Elementary School Education TBD
5/7/2023 Charleston Parks Conservancy's
Picnic In The Park
Sustainability TBD
5/13/2023 Eastside Neighborhood Litter Sweep TBD
5/18/2023 Green Heart Project's Harvest Dinner Sustainability TBD
5/20/2023 Radcliffeborough Neighborhood Litter Sweep TBD
5/21/2023 Charleston Parks Conservancy's
Brunch In The Park
Sustainability TBD
6/5/2023 National Secure Your Load Day Awareness TBD
6/10/2023 Eastside Neighborhood Litter Sweep TBD
6/17/2023 Radcliffeborough Neighborhood Litter Sweep TBD