All volunteer cleanups must abide by city and state public health regulations, including COVID restrictions on maximum gatherings. Cleanups should occur in public spaces (parks, open spaces, rights of ways), but may NOT be conducted on state-numbered highways or medians.
Volunteers are generally responsible for disposal of the material collected. KSFB will arrange for trash pickup on a LIMITED case by case basis, with particular consideration given to the size of the area to be cleaned/proposed duration of the cleanup.
Host A Volunteer-Led Cleanup:
- Choose a location and register online.
Select a public area with litter for site of cleanup. Register using our online form (below) at least seven (7) business days prior to the anticipated date of the cleanup.
- Sign and return volunteer waivers.
ALL cleanup participants must sign and return a volunteer waiver prior to the cleanup. KSFB cannot provide any support for volunteer cleanups until all waivers have been received.
Waivers can be submitted (a) via the online form or (b) in print when the cleanup host comes to pick up cleanup supplies. (Click to download and print waiver PDF).
- Pick up cleanup supplies from KSFB office.
After the cleanup host has completed the registration form below, our staff will be in touch to coordinate the pickup of supplies.
Residents are responsible for pickup and disposal of all litter collected during the cleanup UNLESS they have previously coordinated disposal with KSFB staff.
- Submit a quick report and show off your hard work!
Let us know how much trash was collected, and how many total hours were worked by volunteers. (You can submit the report online, or return the form provided to the cleanup host during supplies pickup).
Did you take pictures during your cleanup? Submit them with your online follow-up report or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be included in our annual reports, or be featured on our website/social media pages!
All cleanup participants should adhere to the following safety regulations during the cleanup:
- Don’t pick up hazardous materials such as hypodermic needles, sharp objects, old car batteries, condoms, animal carcasses or other unidentified, questionable objects.
- Don’t attempt to move large, heavy objects. Report illegal dumping, graffiti, tires and bulky items via the City’s online “Report A Problem” tool
- Wear gloves and thick-soled, closed shoes
- Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts
- Wear safety vests or bright colors for roadside cleanups
- Wear sunscreen and bug repellent
- Drink plenty of fluids and keep “quick energy foods” on hand
- Be aware of your surroundings and the potential hazards associated with them (e.g. passing cars, hazardous tree branches, poison ivy, etc.)
- Use the “buddy system” and work in teams of two or three to maximize safety
- Wash hands with soap after the cleanup
- Remember to take breaks when needed
- Don’t overstuff bags
- Don’t enter water if doing a waterway cleanup.