Cleanup Columbia

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Cleanup Columbia 2018 will be Saturday, April 14!  

Online registration for this event is closed. If you are interested in participating in Cleanup Columbia but haven’t registered, please come to one of our supply pickups and we will get you signed up on the spot!! 

Supply pick up times and locations:
Thursday, April 12, 4-7 p.m. – Rock Quarry House, 2002 Grindstone Parkway in Rock Quarry Park
– Friday, April 13, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Rock Quarry House, 2002 Grindstone Parkway in Rock Quarry Park
– Saturday, April 14 – 7:30 – 9 a.m. – Rock Quarry House, 2002 Grindstone Parkway in Rock Quarry Park 

Bags and gloves will be available to pick up at City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, 5th floor as well as supplies for groups who pre-arranged that location.  Supplies will be available at City Hall through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13.   

Response form  – Complete the response form after your cleanup to tell us what you accomplished!

Supplies leftover from your pickup can be dropped off at Twin Lakes on Saturday at noon or in the lobby of City Hall at any time.  

T-shirts are no longer available.  T-shirts for Cleanup Columbia are distributed in the order in which registration is received.  You are welcome to share your t-shirt request in your registration and we will distribute any remaining t-shirts based on when your registration is received.  Some groups cancel, reduce their order or decline shirts so don’t give up hope — we may end up with a t-shirt for you!!

Check out our new Cleanup Columbia map!  This year we will have an online map of Columbia so you can see which areas are available.  Areas shaded in blue are those that have already been assigned.  Gray areas are available areas for cleanup, and areas shaded purple are available parks and priority streets. 

If you have already registered, you can search your assigned location on the map by typing your group name in the search box on the top left corner.  Once you find your group name, click on it and the map will take directly to your assigned location.   You can review your group’s name through the Cleanup Columbia 2018 Registration List

What is Cleanup Columbia? Cleanup Columbia is a city-wide trash pick up event where hundreds of local residents work together to make our city a more beautiful place. The city will provide volunteers with trash bags, gloves, safety vests (where needed) and help you find a trash pick up location. Volunteers pick up trash in the morning and are asked to start no later than 10 a.m.  Columbia Utilities or Parks & Recreation will pick up your filled bags. This is a wonderful event for individuals and groups of all sizes and people of all ages and abilities.   All volunteers are invited to join us for a post cleanup lunch at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. 

Please Tell Us: Where Do You See Trash? (We will work to assign volunteers to those locations!)

View our list of priority cleanup areas that need to be assigned.  Thank you for considering these areas of highest need!


Instruction Slide Show

Instruction Sheet 2018

Where to leave trash (please fill and secure each bag):

  • If cleaning STREETS, leave bags clustered along street, close to the curb but not so close that the bags will fall into the street
  • If cleaning PARKS, leave bags near park trash receptacles
  • If cleaning STREAMS, leave bags along nearest roadway, close to the curb but not so close that the bags will fall into the street.
  • If cleaning TRAILS, leave bags near trash can at trail head.
  • Recyclable materials may be dropped at one of the dropoff locations around town, or put out with your household recycling.

We so appreciate the support of our sponsors who help promote the event : KOMU TV 8, Mid-Missouri CW, 102.3 BXR, KFRU AM 1400, The Columbia Missourian, Socket and Veterans United Home Loans.  We also want to thank City of Columbia Utilities – Solid Waste and Columbia Parks & Recreation for their support!

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What to do with supplies after the cleanup: Please drop off at City Hall, 701 E. Broadway along with your response card. You may leave supplies at the reception desk.

Thank you for making a difference in Columbia! We will see you there!

For more information contact the City of Columbia Volunteer Programs at 874-7499 or email us.

Updated 4-13-18