Great American Cleanup

Keep Pasco Beautiful has been participating in the Great American Cleanup since 1992. Each year the event takes place on the first Saturday in March. This is a national event to promote shared community responsibility by picking up litter. Litter will only attract more litter, but as a community we have the power to change that. This year's event is Saturday, March 5, 2022, at locations throughout Pasco County.

Great American Cleanup volunteersDuring the 2021 Great American Cleanup on March 6, 2021, volunteers collected 36,920 pounds of trash throughout the county. On foot and by kayak, 659 volunteers made their efforts count – covering 37 locations including Anclote Gulf Park in Holiday, Port Richey, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel and Hudson.

Keep Pasco Beautiful hosts the Great American Cleanup with corporate funding assistance. The event’s success is a result of collaboration and assistance among Pasco County Public Works; Pasco County Solid Waste; Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, and Pasco County Environmental Compliance.

For more information on how to get involved, call 727-834-3611 ext. 1072 or email

Great American Cleanup 2020
Great American Cleanup participants
A woman in a bush picks up trash.
Two boys hold trash bags in the mud collecting litter.
A boy walks across a bridge in the rain carrying the front-end bumper of a vehicle.
Great American Cleanup volunteer
Great American Cleanup volunteers
Great American Cleanup volunteer
Four women wearing raincoats stand in front of a dumpster, as they collect litter, including a tire.