Rubbish RiverThe water in the River Wandle is now some of the cleanest in London, but the river has been treated as a flowing dustbin for at least the last 150 years. Unfortunately, many people still use it as a place to dispose of things they don’t want.

That’s why we hold regular community cleanups every second Sunday of the month from 11am to 3pm. The locations of these cleanups are spread out up and down the length of the river, there will be one near you!

We provide waders, plus protective gloves and First Aid facilities, but please bring your own wellies if you have them, and wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and possibly wet.

Want to get a feel for what it is like? Check out this film made by South West London TV at one of our recent cleanups!

To find out when and where the next cleanup is, have a look at our Calendar.

The best way to stay in touch is to join our mailing list – we will send an invite before each event with all the information you need directly to your inbox.

Why not sign up now?

Finally, if you need any futher information about cleanups, you can email us direct at