About Us


Clean Memphis is a 501(c)(3) grassroots organization founded in 2008 by a group of concerned citizens who believe that a cleaner city will help to reduce crime, promote a sense of pride in community and cultivate economic prosperity. Our goal is to engage every Memphian in getting and keeping Memphis clean.

We conduct three programs to work toward this goal: Supporting Community Partnerships and Zone Collaborations, High-Profile Clean Up Projects, and Service Learning Projects:

Clean Memphis works to support existing community partnerships and zone collaboratives in the following ways:

  • Organizing routine cleanup projects.
  • Expanding the community volunteer base to include area schools, churches, and businesses.
  • Assisting neighborhood leaders in identifying code enforcement issues and working with other agencies for resolutions.
  • Providing or securing additional resources to assist commuinty groups in cleanup and reduction of blight.

High Profile Clean-Up Projects:

  • Clean Memphis utilizes community service workers to perform monthly cleanup 'sweeps' in high-profile areas of the city like the Civil Rights Museum, Sun studios, Stax, the Medical Center, the Aerotropolis, and several parks and green spaces.
  • Organize cleanups along the Shelby Farms Greenline, future Greenline areas, and the Wolf River and its tributaries.

Service Learning Projects:

  • Clean Memphis offers classroom presentations, 3-dimensional Watershed and Landfill/Recycling demonstrations and other educational activites. The educational process culminates in a service project (cleanup and beautification project) on school grounds, in parks, or as part of the larger community 
Earth Day 30 Days Straight: Shine the Line Join us on April 29th for the Earth Day 30 Days Straight: Shine the Line Cleanup!
Earth Day 30 Days Straight: Cordova Cleanup Join us for the Earth Day 30 Days Straight Cordova Cleanup on April 15th!
Earth Day 30 Days Straight: MAD Sweep Join Clean Memphis for a MAD Sweep on April 14th!
Earth Day 30 Days Straight: South City Neighborhood Cleanup Join us for the Earth Day 30 Days Straight: South City Neighborhood Cleanup!
Earth Day 30 Days Straight: SMCFA Cleanup Join us for the Earth Day 30 Days Straight SMCFA Cleanup!
Earth Day 30 Days Straight: Shelby Farms Cleanup Help cleanup the Heart of the Park after the Down to Earth Festival!
Earth Day 30 Days Straight: Soulsville USA Cleanup Join us for the Earth Day 30 Days Straight Soulsville USA Cleanup!
Spruce Up The Line Join us for the Friends of Chelsea Greenline Spruce Up The Line every 3rd Sunday!
Longview Heights Community Civic Club Outreach & Cleanup Join us for the Longview Heights Community Civic Club Outreach & Cleanup on March 25th!
Orange Mound Cleanup Day Please join us on March 25th for a Cleanup Day!
Hillcrest/Mitchell Heights Neighborhood Association Community Cleanup Join us for the Hillcrest/Mitchell Heights Neighborhood Association Community Cleanup on March 18!
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