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How Does It Work?

Do you just walk around and pick up trash?

A Typical Event:

  • Show up at that month's meeting place at the day and start time
  • Grabbers, bags, gloves will be distributed on a first come first serve basis to those that have completed the Volunteer Waiver
  • Explore the neighborhood and pick up trash
  • Return the equipment and stick around for the optional the post-event socializing

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Our Upcoming Events

See our upcoming cleanup events and find one that suits your schedule! Be sure to check back as we are always looking to add more events. Have a suggestion? Just let us know!


NOVA Cleanups' mission is to inspire a sense of pride and ownership of our communities through an organized effort to remove trash. We believe in the power of volunteers to have a positive impact on the residents and environments of their communities

The NOVA Cleanups vision is to exist in a world where organized cleanups are no longer necessary. We understand that there's more to an ideal community than one without noticeable litter, and community ownership is a reflection of a collective desire to keep our communities clean, safe and welcoming for all residents - not just the humans.

NOVA Cleanups organizes and hosts a monthly community cleanup on the first Sunday of every month at 11am in various Northern Virginia neighborhoods. Most of our cleanup events last for a 90 minutes and end with a social gathering.

NOVA Cleanups provides the necessary cleanup equipment on a first come first serve basis, although you're more than welcome to bring your own gloves, trash bags, and grabbers!

Let us know if you have any additional questions or idea please reach out!


We are a 501c3 non-profit and your support helps us put grabbers in as many hands as possible! Donations help us:
Replace and expand our equipment
Buy the cleanup consumables - bags and gloves (ideally compostable or reusable) 
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