Do I have to sing up in advance?
You do not have to! Just show up at the designated time and place, or even arrive later if you cannot make it on time. If you have a Facebook account, you can click on the “I'm attending” button. This gives the organizers of the respective event a rough idea of how many people will show up so they can bring enough gloves and trash bags.
What do I need to bring to the clean-up?
Just wear appropriate shoes and maybe bring something to drink. We will supply gloves, trash bags, other cleaning supplies, and good mood. Two hours will go by in no time and then you will be able to enjoy the great feeling of job well done.
Are the clean-ups safe for children?
Yes, we definitely recommend bringing the kids along – from the pre-school age, they make enthusiastic collectors! However, we do occasionally clean up at locations that are less suitable for younger heroes, such as steep slopes or places close by railways or rivers. The information about the terrain can always be found in the description of the particular Facebook event. And if you are not sure about an event’s suitability for children, just send an email to the organising chapter.
How do I get a yellow t-shirt?
You get it once you attend five clean-ups with Trash Hero. When you go on your fifth clean-up, let the organizers know and they will bring you a T-shirt in your size. The typical yellow T-shirt can also be purchased for 136 CZK (current purchase price) and picked up at a Trash Hero clean-up. We do not send them by post because we want to meet each hero in person.
Sure, when collecting trash, the ice breaks very quickly. :) You will naturally start talking to the other heroes... or you can pick up the trash on your own, silently. We therefore recommend the clean-ups for everyone – introverts, extroverts, couples, and singles. You will find friends, work contacts, dates, and who knows, maybe even love.
Why are some chapters white?
Chapters with the white Trash Hero logo are just starting. They will receive a hero “yellow” flag after organizing 10 clean-ups or collecting 1 ton of trash.
And isn't it too much effort?
Not for us. We view Trash Hero as a way to clean up nature, inspire others, save our children and ourselves. As our volunteer Lucy says: When you pull the seventy-fourth plastic bag out of the bushes, you will think twice if you really need it once you stand in the store.