Great Indy Cleanup

KIB's Great Indy Cleanup (GIC) program is an anti-litter, community-empowering program, in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, that encourages the community to work together. We provide resources to people who want to lead the charge against heavy litter, illegal dumping, and debris in the public spaces in their neighborhood. By coordinating a community cleanup, you can make a visible difference and inspire your neighbors to make a difference too!

3.98 million pounds. That is the amount of litter collected from Indianapolis streets over the past two years, by people like you. That's 187 pounds per GIC volunteer. So, yes, your actions matter a lot. Everyone at KIB sincerely appreciates all you do!

You bring the helping hands, and we provide:

  • Cleanup supplies: Trash bags and gloves (Litter grabbers and reflective vests can be borrowed).
  • A dumpster: Dumpsters are available on a first come, first served basis for community cleanups every weekend. April through October, a city garbage truck is also available. 
  • Media Resources: Need flyers? KIB's logo? We have created media resources to help you publicize you event which can be found at

Fill out an application online here, give us a call, or stop by the office. 

Note: The resources for this program, including the disposal of the collected trash, are donated. These resources are NOT to be used for personal trash or yard waste.  Please help us reserve these donations for communities in need!

We work with two Indy communities every year to highlight their cleanup efforts and lend extra support for beautification. These events take place in April and October.

Through a community-led process, our staff helps residents, volunteers, and community stakeholders organize a large cleanup. Our goal is to make the biggest impact possible and inspire others in Indianapolis to organize their own cleanups.

Apply to become a Focus Neighborhood


Check back this fall for information about 2023 Focus Neighborhood applications.


For questions or help with your application, please contact Ryann Davis:

Ryann Davis

Example Focus Neighborhood Projects:

Visit our Community Resources page to learn about additional resource available to neighbors all over Indy. Check out our other resources specifically for community cleanups below:

How to Plan a Neighborhood Cleanup

Cleanup Safety Tips 

Resident Trash Services