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The Big Clean 2022

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Spring has sprung and with it, litter has emerged from its winter hibernation!

Our community is once again in need of a deep spring clean after weeks of snow cover. Join your neighbors and pitch in at the annual Euclid v. Collinwood “Big Clean” on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022. Collinwood – ours is the community to beat as the champions from the 2021 competition!

The “Big Clean” is our annual day to pick up trash as a community – and compete with our neighbors in Euclid – to see which community can pick up more trash. The free event grows in popularity every year and all ages and abilities are encouraged to join in.

Here’s the rundown:

– Register online at cityofeuclid.com. ALL participants should register this way regardless of where you live. Registering in advance gets you entered into a raffle with the chance to win some great prizes from our local supporters and sponsors! Individuals, groups, and businesses are encouraged to sign up!

– On Saturday, April 23rd between 9 and 10am, there will be a drive-thru or walk up for cleanup supply kits (gloves, bags, pickers and other goodies from community partners!) at Villa Angela St. Joseph High School’s rear parking lot located at 18491 Lakeshore Blvd AND at Five Points Community Center at 813 E 152nd St, Cleveland, OH 44110. Stay in your car and receive the kits from our team at these curbside pick-up locations.

– Head out to your pre-selected cleanup location (selections made during online registration) and get cleaning!

– Once you / your group has finished cleaning your designated area, leave your bags in a designated pick up location or feel to bring your bags back yourself directly to VASJ to be counted. NEW for 2022 – stay for an outdoor after party at VASJ! Food, drinks, music, raffle prizes and more await you from 12pm to 1pm. Trash tallies will start being counted right at noon so don’t be late!

– If you cannot make it back to VASJ, trash bags can also be placed in your city trash can. Before you throw your bag away though, please take a selfie with your trash bags and post to Facebook or Instagram with your 1) bag count, 2) cleanup city (Euclid or Collinwood) and 3) the hashtag #thebigclean before NOON. Cleanup organizers will use your posts to tally total trash bags
While the Big Clean is a competition, no matter who wins, it is about bringing neighbors together during Earth Day weekend to build community in support of cleaner streets, a cleaner Lake Erie and a cleaner Planet for us all!

A special thanks to this year’s sponsors including the City of Euclid, Keep Euclid Beautiful, the City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek, Greater Collinwood Development Corporation, Five Pointe Community Center, Court Community Service, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Villa Angela St. Joseph High School and Cleveland Plogs.

Check out the Big Clean on Facebook for event updates and more. For more information about the Big Clean, including if you are interested in registering a group of volunteers, donating to the cleanup kits or raffle or just getting involved to create a more beautiful Collinwood, email itsthebigclean@gmail.com.


Villa Angela-St. Joseph School
18491 Lakeshore Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44119 United States
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