FAQ

Frequently asked questions – World Cleanup Day Belgium

  1. Are there gloves, fluo vests, pickers, trash bags available?
    World Cleanup Day Belgium itself does not have any material. Contact your municipality (environmental department), in addition to trash bags they may also provide you with grips and gloves. Can they only provide you with trash bags? Encourage the participants of your local clean-up action to bring their own gloves or find a sponsor so that you can buy gloves!
  2. Which trash bags can we use the best?
    World Cleanup Day Belgium itself does not have any material. Contact your municipality (environmental department), they may be able to provide you with trash bags and also make arrangements for collecting the full bags after your clean-up action.
  3. What is a correct timeline to collect litter?
    You choose for yourself for how long you want to clean up! This can be a mini-clean-up action of 10 minutes or an action of half a day. In 2 to 3 hours a lot of litter can be cleaned up! If your group is large, you can divide the group into smaller groups. It is most efficient to walk around in groups of 6 with 3 people on each side of the street to collect litter. You can also organize a clean-up action in the morning and one in the afternoon, each time with a new group.
    If you provide multiple groups, then you can assign a number of streets to each group, so there is no overlay…
  4. Where to leave the collected trash behind?
    Contact your municipality (environmental service), they may be able to provide you with trash bags and also make arrangements for collecting the full bags after your clean-up action.
  5. Which insurance must be taken out?
    By participating in the World Cleanup Day you agree that the organizers of the World Cleanup Day in Belgium, which is a project of JCI Belgium VZW, are not liable for any (material and moral) damage, loss or theft, nor for possible accidents.
    Anyone who organizes an activity within the framework of the World Cleanup Day bears the responsibilities that result from it has no recourse whatsoever to JCI Belgium VZW and its partners.
    Therefore it is best to check whether the insurance of your organization covers the activities of the local clean-up action, or whether an additional insurance is appropriate. Your insurance company and / or estate agent can inform you about this .
  6. Is there communication material available?
    When you register an action, as project leader you will receive an e-mail with a link to the Google Drive where you can find and use a number of communication tools to support your action. You can also get started with the logo and create communication material yourself. Be sure you read the “Brandmanual” (also in the Google Drive “)
  7. Who is allowed to participate in World Cleanup Day?
    Every organization, municipality, company, … can participate. If you want to set up an action yourself, register your action via our website. Do you want to participate in an existing action, this is also possible! On our website you can see which actions have already been registered. Contact the organizer via the specified Facebook event to join.
  8. I want to participate in a local clean-up action. How can I join an existing event?
    Take a look at the actions on our website or on our Facebook page. Actions where a Facebook event is mentioned are actions that individual participants can join. Check through the facebook event how you can join to the local action and for more practical info!
  9. I would like to clean up individually on 15 September. How do I register?
    You can join a local clean-up campaign, but you can also clean up on your own, for example on your front door. In that case you can also register an action on the website with 1 participant. The field for the facebook page will then be left empty.
  10. I want to clean up with my own organization with a closed group, do I have to register?
    We ask all local clean-up campaigns to register via worldcleanupday.be, so that we can contact them on the day to ask them about the number of participants and collected litter. If you do not want third parties because it is a closed event, for example from an association, school or company, you do not need to enter anything in the field for the Facebook event.
  11. I want to organize a local clean-up action. How can I register it?
    We ask all local clean-up campaigns to register via worldcleanupday.be, so that we can contact them on the day to ask them about the number of participants and collected litter. Surf to the website and click on “Join” at the top.

    Fill in the requested information in the form, (be sure to indicate who you are, where and when your action will take place and give an optimistic-realistic number of participants). Finally read the disclaimer, click on agree and click on “Register”.
    Attention: if you want to register an action that is open to third parties, you can enter a link in the appropriate field to a Facebook event that you have created for this (make sure it is a public event).
    If you do not want third parties because it is a closed event, for example from an association, school or company, don’t enter anything on the Facebook event field.

  12. How does my facebook event appear on the Facebook page of World Cleanup Day Belgium?
    Register your local clean-up action first via the worldcleanupdaybelgium.be website. Then send an instant message to the facebook page of World Cleanup Day Belgium with the link to your event. We will then add it to our page.
    Attention: World Cleanup Day Belgium, JCI Belgium and 10 minutes a day are not responsibility for the organization and insurance of the event. You/ your organization are responsible for the organization and insurance.
  13. My action has an unexpected success and there are more participants than I had specified. What now?
    Well done! On the day itself, you will be asked to report on the number of participants and the amount of collected trash (more info about this will follow in the beginning of September on the registered local clean-up actions). At that moment you can pass on a correct number.
  14. Is it only possible to help clean up on 15 September?
    No. September 15 is the closing moment. We aim to clean up our country with as many people as possible on that day. If 15 September fails, it is best to choose a moment in the week before, because all results will be collected worldwide on 15 September.
    How about an after work cleanup with the company on Thursday or Friday, or a cleanup with the school on Friday afternoon?
  15. I am not free on September 15, how can I add value to the project?
    You can also clean up on another day … (see question 14), or you can help with the national organization (see question 16).
  16. How can I help with the organization of World Cleanup Day in Belgium?
    You can help in various ways:

    • Clean up your front door individually
    • Join to an existing group
    • Organize a local clean-up action yourself (see our Facebook post: 5 steps …)
    • Become a regional “booster” that supports other actions. Contact us via [email protected] for more info.
    • Helping the national team with national communication, recruiting additional local actions and preparing follow-up and communication on the day itself. You can reach the national team via [email protected]

    Do not you find your thing in this? Why not organize a “clean-up party” where clean-up heroes from your town / city can celebrate the success of the cleanup campaigns?

  17. I have heard something about a mapping app, where can it be found?
    Go to the Play Store of your Android or Apple smartphone and search for ‘World Cleanup’. There you can download the application, register in a group and start registering places with litter yourself.
  18. I want to make promo on the internal communication channels of my company or on social media, do you have nice pictures or extra material?
    If you register a local action, you will receive a message with more info at the specified e-mail address and a link to our Google Drive in which you can find (a limited offer) promotional material. Also on the website is the link to the promo material (see page ‘Practical’). You can also get started with the logo and make your own promotional material. Be sure to read the Brand Manual first, which you can find at the same location.
  19. How are the results of World Cleanup Day counted?
    On the day itself, World Cleanup Day Belgium will ask the responsible persons from the various local clean-up actions to provide us with information about the number of people participating in the clean-up action and the number of bags of litter collected. World Cleanup Day Belgium will transfers these results to World Cleanup Day HQ (in Estonia) that collect and process the results from all over the world.
    How this will work in practice will be communicated in early September.