Organise Your Million Mile Clean


 We have moved all clean activation to our new microsite, making it much easier to get involved whether that is by organising your own clean or getting involved in a pre-arranged one. For more information head to;
For more information on Coronavirus please head to our website here; or email the team at

So you want to hold your own clean event? Amazing! Everything can be found on the new website but please see below for key supporting documents:

Beach Clean Risk Assessment, River Clean Risk Assessment or Street Clean Risk Assessment 


2021 Public Liability Insurance


What your fellow Beach Clean Organisers say

Don't hesitate about leading your first beach clean! You are only a few steps away from doing something amazing, and SAS will support you the whole way through.
It's such a wonderful, positive way to care for your favourite beach and bring together like-minded people in your community!”

— Vikki Baker, has been leading SAS Beach Cleans for 4 years. Most recently at Westward Ho!

I wanted to be part of a bigger movement to help clean our beaches! It is always hugely satisfying to look back on your clean beach after a clean, but even better to know that others all around the UK (and world!) are doing the same to help the marine environment. It is also the perfect platform to promote changes in the community such as reducing plastic.

Getting involved was very simple and SAS have been brilliant in providing any equipment or promotional materials we might need so I would definitely encourage others to sign up.

— Claire, Channel Islands

Organising your own Clean - FAQs

Do I need permission from the Council/landowner/manager?

We use the term ‘notification’, as they don’t always get back to us and that shouldn’t stop us cleaning the areas we love. All you have to do is follow our ‘Organise Your Own Clean guide’ and we are happy that we have done enough.

Which beach do you want me to clean?

Yours! Every single beach is affected by plastic pollution and deserves our protection.

How old do I have to be to organise my own SAS Clean?

There is no age limit, however if you are under 18 we do ask that you have someone over 18 to support you.

Will I be insured to organise my own clean?

Yes, once you have completed steps 1-6 of our ‘Organise Your Own Clean’ guide.

Can I set up my own Facebook Event?

Yeah, go for it! This is a great way of creating a buzz about your clean and keeping your volunteers updated. You can download some social media profile and cover images here: Beach clean, River clean, Street clean, Mountain clean.

Do I have to write and send a press release?

Your local press always really like to hear of inspiring community activities. All you have to do is put together a short write up of the day in your own words, label and add some of your favourite photos (1MB or above) from the day and send it to the ‘news@ or editor@ email address. Remember to mention SAS and our aim to create Plastic Free Communities together #PlasticFreeCommunities

Do I have to provide my own bags and gloves?

We’re aiming for 100,000 volunteers across the UK so will be asking people to bring their own where possible. If you need us to send you some please make sure you give us at least 2 weeks notice so we can put your pack together. Please indicate how many you think you will need on your Pre-Event Checklist and we can send some out.

When will I receive my SAS Clean Pack?

We’ll send it to you as soon as possible once everything is confirmed.

What do I do with all the packaging pollution that we collect?

This is one of the reasons that it’s best if you can make contact with the Council/land owner/manager. Your ‘Owner notification letter’ outlines the best practice. However, if in doubt, bag it up well and put it in or next to the bins provided.

What happens after my clean?

When you have completed your clean please send back your ‘Volunteer Clean Feedback Form’ and a selection of your photos to

Will I get to hear how my beach clean helped?

You’re part of the SAS Beach Clean family now! We hope you’ll stay in touch with us for many years to come and play a big part in helping us to create Plastic Free Communities. We’ll let you know what’s happening and how you can stay involved.