Litter CleanUp

Cleaning the planet should be fun!
 

Frequently asked questions

How does the app work?


To use the Litter CleanUp app, simply take individual pictures of trash using the "Add Litter" camera. You can add as many pieces as your heart desires. Then, use the "Throw Away" camera to capture all of your trash in front of the trash bin. This will conclude your cleanup and all of your pieces will contribute to your overall litter count.




How do I post to the Trash Talk?


When you submit a cleanup with the "Throw Away" camera, there will be a popup that allows you to share your cleanup on the Trash Talk. You can add an optional caption on this screen before sharing. The post will show the picture you just took.




What if I don't want to take a picture of each individual piece?


Don't worry... you don't have to take individual pictures of the trash you pick up! There is a "Batch Submission" option that you can use to document all of your pieces. Simply click the "Throw Away" camera, enter your trash count estimate, and select "Take Batch Picture". This will allow you to take one picture of all of your trash next to the garbage can. You will then have the option to share your batch cleanup to the Trash Talk.




What if my app isn't loading?


If your app isn't loading, close the app and reopen it. If it still won't load, then you may not have service. If this is the case, don't worry! You can still take pictures of litter and throw it away. These images will be uploaded to our servers when you have service again. Some network features, such as the Trash Talk and profile pictures, may not work properly when you don't have service.




Do I have to pick up a lot of trash?


Nope! The more the merrier, but every little bit helps. We want to encourage everyone to begin picking up trash whenever they see it, so even if it's just picking up one piece of trash you see while you're on a walk, that's awesome.




Can I upload photos from my phone?


At this time, you have to take your pictures of trash within the app in order to receive points. Please understand that this helps us keep our data accurate.




How do I pick up the litter?


You can pick up the trash with your hands (at your own risk), wear gloves, use a reacher device, or use the inside of your trash bag to pick up the litter. Then, place the trash in your trash bag (preferably reusable). Continue to collect as much trash in your bag as your heart desires! Remember to wash/sanitize your hands afterwards.




What if my cleanup isn't approved?


This is rare and will only occur if the trash photo was taken inside, did not have a piece of trash in the frame, or if we strongly suspect that the user was not truthful. If you ever have questions, please email help@cleanplanetproject.org.





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Want to get more involved?

We’re so glad you asked! There are many ways to get more involved with Clean Planet Project.

The best way is to use the app as much as possible and encourage others to do the same. You can also volunteer with us, donate, share our mission on social media, post photos of your litter cleanups and tag #littercleanupapp, become a sponsor, and organize your very own cleanup events. 

Please submit a contact form to get in touch with us. Thank you for your support and dedication to cleaning the planet!