RiverSweep 2018

Ohio’s Largest Done-in-a-day Clean Up

May 12th, 2018

In 2017, 750 volunteers removed over 39 tons of trash, including 319  tires!

Over the course of 28 years we have recruited 19,108 volunteers who have helped us extract and recycle 24,044 illegally discarded tires and picked up for disposal 623 tons of trash. In 2017  alone, 750  volunteers removed over 39 tons of trash, including 319  tires. In 2015, we added a new graffiti clean-up component to RiverSweep to help beautify the area.

Read more about RiverSweep 2016


Check Back for Registration in Early 2018

RiverSweep only happens with a little help from our friends- check out our 2015 RiverSweep video

The Results of over 25 years of Hard Work-

Over 27 years we have recruited 19,108 volunteers who have helped us to extract and recycle 24,019 illegally discarded tires and picked up for disposal 623 tons of rubbish.

New or expanded parks, trails and greenways have been created from RiverSweep sites including:


Become a RiverSweep Sponsor


Download our the RiverSweep Sponsorship packet or contact Kathy Cole

Volunteer for RiverSweep

RiverSweep draws from across the area, students, activists and members of the business community all work together to clean our shared backyard.

Volunteers must sign a waiver before they participate, download the waiver, additional waivers will be available at your clean site location.  Children under the age of 16 must have the waiver signed by an adult. The first 700 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt- all will get gloves and bags.

Click here to download a volunteer waiver

RiverSweep volunteers get a free t-shirt!




The Clean Up Sites-

The Flats West: Meet on the outside patio of the Cleveland Aquarium: 2000 Sycamore Street Cleveland, OH 44113.

Rivergate: This site will also clean Irishtown Bend. Meet at Sainato’s Restaurant: 1852 Columbus Rd. Cleveland, OH. 44113.

Canal Basin Park: Meet at Flat Iron Café 1114 Center St. Cleveland, OH 44113.

Train Avenue: Meet at Aries Industries. 3301 Train Ave.

Tremont: Meet at Lincoln Park, near the gazebo 1050 Starkweather Ave. (get directions)

West Creek: 2017 clean up site to be determined.

Big Creek/Lower Harvard: Meet at Iron City Café, 4002 Jennings Rd. Cleveland. 44109.

Mill Creek: Meet at Brilla House (8411 Webb Terrace) located at the intersection of Turney, Broadway, and Warner.

Johnston Mill Run & Forestdale: Meet at Arthur Johnston Park, just south of 4478 Johnston Parkway in Cleveland.