Clean Sweep

Since 1994, volunteers of all ages have come together to clean up our cities, neighborhoods, and trails after the long winter on the first Saturday in May. In 2018, we had over 350 volunteers participate!

2019’s Clean Sweep will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 9am-1pm.

Participation is free and easy! Meet at one of the following locations starting at 9:00am to register and pick up garbage bags and gloves. Complimentary breakfast snacks and coffee will be provided.

  • ERC Office in Ketchum (471 Washington Ave)
  • KB’s in Hailey (121 N Main St)
  • Memorial Park in Bellevue (between Cedar and Elm)

Fan out and pick up trash in your chosen area until 11:30am. Then, come back together with fellow participants to celebrate your good work with a free lunch. Lunch for Ketchum and Hailey participants is generously provided by KB’s, while lunch for Bellevue participants is generously provided by Mahoney’s Bar and Grill and Atkinsons’ Market.

During lunch, there will be team and individual prizes, as well as raffle drawings. If you’ve filled multiple bags and kept your eye out for any “weird items,” you or your team might win an award (costumes count too)! This event is family-friendly and youth and service group participation is encouraged.

Businesses can also participate in the business competition. Teams will receive one point for each member of their business team, one point for for each member that is dressed up, and one point for each full bag of trash picked up. After the event, points will be tallied up valley-wide, and the winning business will be announced and highlighted on the ERC’s website.

Come celebrate the ERC’s longest running program while making our community even more beautiful!

If you are interested in becoming a 2019 Clean Sweep sponsor, please email Hadley DeBree, the ERC’s Executive Director, at or call (208) 726-4333. Click here to learn more about the ERC’s sponsorship opportunities!

Thanks to Judy Cahill for the photo!

Click here to see the 2019 Clean Sweep Flyer!

2019 Sponsors:

Hadley DeBreeClean Sweep