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River Sweep

Ohio River Sweep

Mini River Sweeps will continue May 1st - October 31st, 2021!

We are looking for volunteers like YOU! Beginning in 1989, the Ohio River Sweep is an annual cleanup event that extends over the entire length of the Ohio River. There are six states that border the Ohio River that, each year, gather volunteers to work together on a huge project: litter removal of the river and its tributaries. This event is a fun, kid-friendly event! Come join us and make a positive impact in our community.

Boone County Solid Waste hosts five different locations around the county. Each site offers the supplies you will need during cleanup (gloves, grabbers, trash bags, water, etc.) and free t-shirts and goodies. 
Please contact Megan at 859-334-3151 or if you have any questions.

Want to do more for the Ohio River? Volunteer in another community! Check out the list here.

Great American Cleanup (Mini River Sweep)
Date: May 22nd
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Rabbit Hash (10021 Lower River Road, Burlington)

Please register by emailing Susan Brown with the subject "Great American Cleanup" with number of people attending.

Get Outdoors Day Cleanup (Mini River Sweep)
Date: June 12th
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Giles Conrad Park (7500 River Road, Hebron)

Please register by emailing Susan Brown with the subject "Get Outdoors Cleanup" with number of people attending.

South Fork Cleanup
Date: July 24th
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: South Fork Park (South Fork Park Drive)

Please register by emailing Susan Brown with the subject "South Fork Cleanup" with number of people attending.

Sperti Park Cleanup
Date: August 14th
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Sperti Park/Gunpowder Creek Nature Park (6750 Sperti Lane, Burlington)

Please register by emailing Susan Brown with the subject "Sperti Park Cleanup" with number of people attending.

National Cleanup Day
Date: September 19th
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TBD

Registration coming soon.

Stream Cleanup Paddle



Registration coming soon.

Want to schedule your own cleanup? Contact Megan Clere at 859-334-3151 or to get started.

Trash for Cash Application - River Sweep **Spots are VERY limited**

To apply for this, you must be a federally-recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization and have your organization's W-9 ready to send. More information on Trash for Cash here.

This application does require you to choose your top three preferred locations 
(if you have a specific area in mind, you are able to type it in the application). 
If you need a physical application, please contact Megan Clere at or 859-334-3151.

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Upload W-9 Here

Supporting Documents

Please review all supporting documents before applying and your cleanup. These documents will be given to you as a hardcopy in your Trash for Cash bin on pickup day.

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After Your Cleanup

For payment, you must return your cleaned supplies, complete the Two-Minute Survey, and submit your Trash for Cash Experience in a letter to the editor.

Two-Minute Survey

Letter to the Editor



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