Keep greater Milwaukee Beautiful
The Great American Cleanup

The Great American Cleanup

What is the Great American Cleanup?

The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest organized annual cleanup & beautification event. It encourages citizens to get involved in their own communities. Millions of volunteers nationwide take part in the Great American Cleanup each spring.  The programs runs from March 1st - May 31st each year.

The Wisconsin Great American Cleanup is sponsored by Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful (KGMB), Inc., and is part of the national Great American Cleanup program sponsored by Keep America Beautiful (KAB).

Information for Volunteers:

If you would like to join a community cleanup or beautification event in the Greater Milwaukee Area, simply check out our calendar. In it you will find the dates, locations and contact information for each cleanup. Also download and read our GAC Info Page (PDF)  to find out about park cleanups, river cleanups, and community cleanup days in Milwaukee County and surrounding communities.

Park Cleanup Locations

- Bradford Beach  

- Cudahy Park

- Carver
- Dretzka Park 
- Falk Park 
- Grant Park 
- Humbolt Park 
- Jackson Park

- Jacobus

- James W. Beckum
- Kletzsh
- Lake Park 
- Lakefront Bike/Trail Bluffs 

- Lincoln

- Pulaski - Milwaukee
- Sheridan & Warnimont 
- South Shore Park 
- Washington Park 
- Whitnall Park/Potter’s Forest

Click here to see park system map and directions

Join in at these Milwaukee County Park locations for the April 22 - Community Cleanup Day
To volunteer, please call (414) 272-5462, ext. 104 or

Information for Site Coordinators:

What is a Site Coordinator?

A site coordinator is anyone who wants to organize a cleanup between March 1st and May 31st. As a site coordinator registered with KGMB you can receive supplies for your cleanup event. Your cleanup event must be between March 1st and May 31st to receive garbage bags, posters, THANK YOU coupons and other supplies.

How can I become a Site Coordinator?
Download the Information Packet.
For specific information on how to lead a community cleanup, please download & read our Site Coordinator Information Packet. Come to an informational meeting (optional).

Great American Cleanup Information Meetings will be Tuesday, February 28 and Tuesday, March 7.  Meetings are held at the KGMB office at 6pm and last approximately 45 minutes. If you are interested in attending one of the informational meetings, please RSVP to or (414) 272-5462. See calendar for meeting dates.


To sign-up, simply fill out the online Site Coordinator Registration Form. If you are unable to fill out the online form, you may register by mail/fax using the Registration Form included in the Site Coordinator Information Packet.

Pick Up Supplies

Supplies are available for pickup from KGMB (1313 W. Mount Vernon Ave.) on Fridays from 9:00am until 6:00pm. You will select your pickup date when you register.
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Recruit Volunteers

Volunteers are the most valuable assest of the GAC. Ask friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, schools...anyone who has a vested interest in keeping our community clean adn green. See information packet for more details.

Report Back
Turn-in an online Wrap-Up Report Form by June 3rd, or two-weeks after the completion of your last cleanup event, whichever is sooner. If you are unable to fill out the online form, you may send one in by mail/fax. There is a Wrap-Up Report Form included in the Site Coordinator Information Packet.

Community Kickoff Day

Saturday April 22nd (9am - 12pm)

Help us kick off the 3 month long Great American Cleanup with our Community Kick-Off Day.

The 2017 Kickoff Site is South Shore Park. Please meet at the pavillion (2900 South Shore Dr.)  Registration begins at 8:30am.

Interested in volunteering for the event with KGMB Staff?

Volunteers will be stationed at our kick-off site from 8am-1pm where they will help set up, register volunteers, and pass out supplies. If you are interested in volunteering visit our volunteer page and follow the instructions to "Becoming a Volunteer"


Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful Inc.
1313 W. Mount Vernon Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233-2620
Phone: (414)272-5462 Fax: (414)272-5060