Introduction

Clean Up Jakarta Day is an annual event that brings together communities and volunteers through gotong royong in the spirit of a cleaner Jakarta.

The aim of Clean Up Jakarta Day is to raise awareness of the problem of rubbish and littering in Jakarta, as well as the need for recycling – starting with us as individuals, at home and at the office. Our vision is that every day will be Clean Up Jakarta Day, as we shape conscious and responsible citizens for a better Jakarta.

The fourth annual Clean Up Jakarta Day took place on Sunday October 16th 2016, and 20,000 volunteers turned up, bright and early, to pick up rubbish and clean up Jakarta together. Volunteers separated recyclable from non-recyclable waste as they cleaned at 53 locations around the city, collecting a total of over 80 tonnes of rubbish – 3 tonnes of which was recyclable and sent to the city’s waste banks – in the space of two hours. 

Our campaign is carried out by volunteers (you!), and without your support and action Clean Up Jakarta Day would not be possible.

Thank you for volunteering at Clean Up Jakarta Day 2016. We will be back in 2017!