Strong together for the Elbe!

Thank you for your valuable support this year! Let's continue to work together to keep our waters clean and healthy. The next date is September 14th, 2024!

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!

The Elbe offers important habitats!

The Elbe - with a length of 1000 kilometers - has its source in the Czech Republic and is one of the longest rivers in Europe. Before it flows into the North Sea, it crosses cities such as Dresden, Magdeburg and Hamburg. The Elbe is not only important for transport - on its banks and in the water it offers a nutrient-rich habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal species. One example of this is the Elbe River Landscape Biosphere Reserve, which covers an area of around 4,000 square kilometers along the course of the Elbe. Animals such as badgers, deer and beavers live around the Elbe. 


We want to clean the Elbe from the source to the mouth. Together with our partners and you, we want to clear the banks of the Elbe of waste. In addition, our long-term goal is to create awareness that waste is not thrown away carelessly or, better still, avoided from the outset! Are you in?

Join a CleanUp

Individuals who want to get involved can find an existing group in their neighborhood on this website. If there isn't one, you can start your own group.

Organize a CleanUp in your region

Anyone can initiate a group. Municipalities, municipal waste disposal companies, local groups of environmental organizations, sports clubs, social institutions, day care centers and schools, companies, but also neighborhood initiatives - they are all welcome.


Create a CleanUp and invite your fellow campaigners.

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.

concepts and creations

The advertising agency "c&c concepts and creations GmbH" from attaches great importance to environmental protection. That is why she supports various projects for a clean and healthy environment. With the agency we have found a reliable partner for the maintenance and further development of our website, who is committed to a good cause together with us.