Capital Clean-up is a partnership campaign led by the Mayor of London as part of his Team London volunteering programme to help Londoners green and clean our city through community engagement and participation. Find out how to Get Involved.
What we do
The campaign is now in its sixth year of helping London communities take part in the maintenance of the places where they live and work. So far, we have coordinated over 1,000 clean-up events led by community groups, members of the public and local authorities. Clean-ups have included:
- Thames riverbank and canal clean-ups
- Litter picks
- Habitat restoration; and
- Graffiti removal
- Food growing
Achievements so far
The 2011/2012 campaign included over 500 clean-up events registered with over 6,000 volunteers taking part to help clean up the capital!
The Mayor teamed up with Proctor and Gamble to deliver P&G Capital Clean-up, a fantastic series of sponsored clean-ups. The events took place across London from April through to the end of June and saw record levels of participation and helped to deliver the cleanest and greenest games ever!
Thames21’s Big Waterways Clean Up, supported by the Capital Clean-up ran from January to July 2012 and delivered a series of exciting volunteer events to help clean up East London’s rivers and canals in time for the Olympics.
Changing Places took inspiration from the Olympic Park’s regeneration and held a number of clean up volunteering events in East London.