Do It Yourself #SoloCleanup

Saturday, September 19th through Sunday, November 1st

This year, to ensure safety and comply with all COVID related restrictions, instead of a large one-day event with large group cleanups, we will be hosting a cleanup season from September 19th-November 1st. During this time, you can participate in two ways:

Join a small group cleanup

  • Find an organized small group cleanup at

  • Deering Estate is also hosting small cleanups. Please contact them directly

Do your own #SoloCleanup

  • You can participate as often as you'd like! And we even have prizes for those who do the most!

  • You must adhere to all local guidelines for mask wearing in public and social distancing. Review the Miami-Dade County emergency orders. No gatherings more than 10 people are permitted at this time

  • Locations can be your favorite beach, shoreline park on Biscayne Bay, waterway by paddlecraft or even your neighborhood

Please read on for details and resources that allow you, your family, friends, and community an opportunity to make an impact during the 2020 ICC season.

Commit to doing your own cleanup. Let us know you plan on doing your own and will make sure you have all of the information you need.


Safety Guidelines: For anyone doing their own cleanup, please review the safety guidelines and 8 Steps to doing your own cleanup below.   Download the PDF.  Reach out with any questions. We are here to help! 

Supplies: If you are doing your own independent cleanup, at bare minimum you will need to BYO gloves and a garbage bag. We like these reusable and washable gloves for $1/pair at Home Depot (curbside pickup available!) Dishwashing gloves like these available at Publix are another good option: You can easily re-purpose a used bucket too. Ask local restaurants who may have food service items that come in buckets to donate! **For those who are unable to provide their own supplies, we are offering free gloves and garbage bags for pickup at a few locations while supplies lasts.   Signup here and we’ll let you know where you can get them!


Clean Swell: Citizen Science Data collection is a crucial component of the ICC experience. Download the app before your cleanup and log the types and amounts of trash you collect. Logging your trash in Clean Swell is required for community service hours. Checkout the CleanSwell poster or Watch the short Video for more guidance on using the app. 


Community Service Hours: To be eligible to receive community service hours for your cleanup, you must log your cleanup in Clean Swell. When you are done collecting and have submitted your data you will receive an email summary. Forward that summary along with a photo of you and your bags from the cleanup to[email protected]  We will send you an electronic community service certificate within 1 week.  

Contests and Prizes: We will be awarding cool prizes to the most active volunteers during the season and featuring you on our social media. Email your Clean Swell Report and photos as proof, to [email protected] for the "100 Pounds" and "4 or More" clubs. For the photo contests, Tag @VolunteerCleanup #MiamiCleanup2020 #cleanon to enter.