Durham Big Sweep

Participate in the largest Litter cleanup event of the year

Every September and October, groups from across Durham volunteer to pick up litter in their local neighborhoods, parks, and streams. This is one of the longest running events hosted by Keep Durham Beautiful. Over 4700 volunteers have picked up over 130,000 pounds of litter since Big Sweep's inception in 2005. This event provides countless benefits to the communities involved and is one of the most impactful means of keeping Durham beautiful   

are you in?

Volunteers can create a cleanup team with a group of family/friends/co-workers, or volunteer as individuals and be assigned to a team. If you don't have a particular site in mind, our staff can assist you in locating a cleanup site. Interested? Fill out the form below.

Anywhere you see trash makes a great Big Sweep site. 

Join a group directly

If you are registering as an individual volunteer, please view the groups open to the public below and contact the group organizer for more details. 

9:00 AM, October 21, 2017, Redmill Road @ Ellerbe Creek with Ellerbe Trestle. Contact Ian Pond at iandavid33@hotmail.com [youth older than twelve allowed]


Interested in Volunteering as an Individual or registering a group? Please complete the form below