Let's get it done!

We face new challenges with enthusiasm and energy, because unfortunately there is enough rubbish on the banks. The main day of action is September 14, 2024. In addition, many groups are out and about all year round.

Together for clean rivers

RhineCleanUp ensures that the garbage does not get out of hand on the rivers. We are committed to protecting the environment and keeping rivers and oceans clean. Be there and support us. Please motivate your friends, colleagues and neighbors too. We support you!

That's what we stand for

RhineCleanUp is an open organization in which diverse groups and individuals are involved. Together we are united by the desire to protect nature and the environment by actively clearing the banks of rivers of rubbish and supporting preventative measures. Our community stands for civic engagement and integration, without exclusion based on origin, skin color, religion, sexual orientation or impairments. Anyone who shares our core values is welcome.

With a length of 1,233 km, the Rhine is one of the largest and most important rivers in Europe. It crosses Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands. There is a diverse range of wildlife along the Rhine that is closely related to the river and must be protected. Various species of fish live in the Rhine and many waterfowl live around the Rhine. The beaver is also an important inhabitant of the Rhine. By building dams and beaver lodges, he has a positive influence on the river's ecosystem and creates a habitat for other animal and plant species.

Make your choice

Join a cleanup

You want to join an existing cleanup close to your home? Select a location and let us know how many of you will be there.

Organize a cleanup

You want to organize your own cleanup? Define a route, reach out to your community green office to get material and assistance.

Prime Partner

Deutsche Postcode Lotterie

Working together for a greener future: Deutsche Postcode Lottery is actively committed to our environment as a main partner.

The mission of the social lottery is to create a better world for us humans and to preserve our planet. The RhineCleanUp not only strengthens social togetherness, but also triggers a rethinking of environmental pollution and its associated consequences. After our employees have already actively supported the big "Rhine CleanUp" in 2018, 2019 and 2020, with the help of our participants we are again financially supporting the project from source to mouth this year. In addition to measures to promote the campaign, work equipment such as trash bags, high-visibility vests, gloves and grabs will be provided for the many thousands of helpers to clean up Germany's second-largest river and its tributaries. And the best thing about it is that anyone can join in and make their contribution to a clean environment.


River Cleanup

River Cleanup has partnerships all over the world and activated more than 180.000 people in 80 countries along 161 rivers. By connecting people, businesses and governments, the non-profit creates involvement and commitment to work together for a clean environment. The combination of people and technology is an efficient and effective approach to stop the 11 billion kg of plastic that ends up in our oceans, every year.


Newly formed in May 2007, the IGSU is an Interest Group for a Clean Environment in Switzerland. The initiative was taken by two private sector recycling organisations, the IGORA Cooperative for Aluminium Recycling and PRS PET-RECYCLING Switzerland. The two organisations have been working together against littering since 2004. Nonetheless, they sought to support activities against littering on a larger scale and have therefore founded the IGSU.

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