Our mission

Take waste out of our rivers and riverbanks

both with human hands and smart technologies

and change behaviour

Our impact

  • 1998


  • 121572


  • 1001617

    kg recovered

Our approach


First objective is to clean it up and make people aware of the problem by showing them trash can be found, in and around the river where they grew up, live or work. In addition, we deploy smart technologies in rivers to continuously collect trash and stop the inflow in our oceans.


Second aim is to educate and inspire students from elementary school to universities on the issue and allow them to have the same eye-opening experience while picking up trash for the first time.


We organize teambuilding cleanups combined with workshops on how to reduce the use of single-use items at home, at work and in society. Doing so we create a network of organizations, scientists & researchers, businesses and policy makers in order to create cross-border solutions.

River Cleanup Meuse

17 September 2021

World Cleanup Day

18 September 2021

For the fourth time now, River Cleanup joins the World Cleanup Day. Millions of people from all over the world join hands to clean up litter. This year we focus on 10 Belgian rivers. Together with our partners and sponsors we will host 100 cleanup events along these 10 rivers.

River Cleanup Dender

18 September 2021

The Dender is a 65-kilometre long river in Belgium, the right tributary of the river Scheldt. The confluence of the two rivers is in the Belgian town of Dendermonde.

River Cleanup Albert Canal

18 September 2021

The Albert Canal connects Meuse and Scheldt, Liege and Antwerp. A blue artery that provides many companies with logistical oxygen. As a provider of inspiring living environments for everyone, Facilicom is committed to take action along the canal together with employees, clients, suppliers and others.

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