Get ready for the upcoming GAC 2021 season.

ARPIL 10TH – MAY 16TH with COVID-safe and friendly cleanups for all!

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2021 Great American Cleanup Campaign Kicks off April 10th!

Join the thousands of volunteers cleaning up throughout Rockland from April 10th – May 16th. You can clean up any time, anywhere.

There are several community cleanup events happening in our villages and hamlets this year. We are creatively adapting these events to meet the needs of the moment, whether volunteers are gathering on the ground or driving thru to pick up and drop off their supplies.

We are providing for the health and safety of all volunteers with COVID-related protocols and procedures in accordance with county and state guidelines.

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New this Year!

Check out our Peer to Peer fundraising platform where you can learn more about the campaign and community events. Have fun customizing your own page and sharing it with friends, family, and colleagues.

Cleanup Calendar

Upcoming Community Cleanup Events


Please remember to always dispose of your gloves, masks, and wipes responsibly.

Clean Streets = Clean Streams

Did you know that Rockland’s storm drains lead directly to a local waterway?

Want to raise awareness about polluted storm water runoff by marking storm drains with a “No Dumping Drains to Stream” decal? Contact us for more info.

Leave No Trace – Pick Up a Piece or Two

Out for a walk or hike with family or friends?  Take a small bag with you, pick up a piece of trash or two, then take it back home with you.  Let’s all pitch in and Leave No Trace.

When out and about, be sure to practice social distancing and wear a mask.  Let’s all bend the curve (and make COVID a thing of the past).  We’re in this together.

Latest Cleanup News

Thank You M&T Charitable Foundation!

Thank you to M&T Charitable Foundation for its $5,000 contribution in support of Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Environmental Education Programs for Youth and the 2020 Fall Waterways Cleanup Campaign! M&T Charitable Foundation has generously supported KRB’s Annual Awards Gala and our Environmental Education Programs for Youth for several years.  We are… Read more

2020 GAC T-Shirt Reveal

We are proud to reveal Keep Rockland Beautiful’s 2020 Great American Cleanup t-shirt featuring Janet Pirozzi-Riolo’s timely and beautiful design. Read more

We Need You!

The #GreatAmericanCleanup is starting to draw to a close for this spring. Volunteers have made a HUGE impact as everyone can see and feel. If you are one of these awesome volunteers and still have grabbers and other cleanup supplies to return, give us a shout: Let’s set a time to… Read more

Everyone Wins Big at
KRB’s Annual Awards Gala!

Thank you to all of the donors, members, sponsors, and volunteers who attended the 2018 Annual Awards Gala and support our work throughout the year!  None of this would be possible without their unwavering support and dedication to Keep Rockland Beautiful!
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Waste Free Halloween Tips

Halloween is here!  Whether you’re tricking or treating, be sure to stay safe and keep these tips in mind for a Waste Free Halloween!   Read more

The SUEZ Leadership Institute for Environmental Studies

SUEZ, St. Thomas Aquinas College, & Keep Rockland Beautiful Team Up for Day of Learning & Stewardship. The week-long program, which houses roughly 30 students at St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) in Sparkill, engages high-schoolers interested in learning about introductory environmental issues. Read more

2018 GAC Highlights Brochure
2018 Great American Cleanup Highlights

It’s here: our long-awaited, Great American Cleanup Highlights Brochure, chronicling our spring cleanups and compiling results for all to see, featuring:

cleanup accomplishments from April & May
anecdotes from various Great American Cleanup events
some uncanny volunteer discoveries at cleanups this spring.

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Wrap-up Party Sponsors

A big thank you to all who sponsored our Great American Cleanup Wrap Up Party!  Our celebration on Friday was an enormous success – none of this would be possible without your unwavering support & dedication to Keep Rockland Beautiful!
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2018 Great American Cleanup Sponsors

Here are all the community-minded businesses and individuals who made it possible for us to help promote & organize the Great American Cleanup all across Rockland. Read more

Cleanup Wrap-up Party, June 1

Sponsorships now available. Join us to celebrate and thank all the volunteers, partners, and sponsors who made this year’s cleanup campaign possible! The party is in Germonds Park, June 1, 2018, 5-8pm FEATURING: Volunteer Recognition Family Mini Golf Live Music Tasty BBQ TICKETS AT THE GATE ONLY: Admission free for… Read more

Supply Shed Activated

Kevin Lowenwirth is our new Cleanup Coordinator. He’s been very busy organizing our cleanup supply shed, which is now located in the parking lot of New City Bowl. It will soon be filled to the brim with grabbers, bags, wipes, t-shirts, totes and more. Kevin will make sure you have all… Read more

Meet our gnome mascot KiRBy

He’ll be hiding out at Community Cleanup Events. If you find him, you’ll win a prize!! So be on the look-out. He’s a rather short fellow, but very friendly. And he’s great at highlighting spots in the county that really need cleaning up. Here are some lucky folks who discovered KiRBy…… Read more