Volunteers for the 12th annual Xstream Cleanup on Saturday, August 8 removed about 17,888 pounds of debris from area waterways and illegal dump sites. Cleanups were held at 34 sites in Bettendorf, Davenport, LeClaire and rural Scott County, Iowa; and in Hampton, Milan, Moline, Rock Island and Silvis, Illinois.

A total of 671 volunteers worked 1,880 hours and collectively gathered 705 bags of trash, 119 tires, 5 appliances, 4 bicycles, 11 pieces of furniture, and 11 televisions. This total includes 14,100 pounds of trash, 2,856 pounds of tires, 375 pounds of appliances, 92 pounds of bicycles, 275 pounds of furniture and 165 pounds of televisions.

Additional items collected included vinyl siding, a mattress, lawn chairs, a swimming pool, a stroller, car parts, railroad ties, fencing, cement blocks and large pieces of Styrofoam.

Volunteers at five sites also worked to clear invasive species and vegetation from natural areas.


In 2015, Xstream Cleanup volunteers will receive BPA-free water bottles instead of event-themed T-shirts. Says event chair Curtis Lundy, “by providing reusable water bottles, we’re making a small but deliberate change. Our goal is to keep our hard-working volunteers hydrated without using cases of bottled water, which generate unnecessary trash. We also want to provide a meaningful token of gratitude. Ideally, each time our volunteers sip from an Xstream Cleanup water bottle, they will make the connection between the work they do and the quality of the water in our community. That’s what this event is all about.”


Please visit our Sponsors Page to view the incredible list of sponsors. We can not thank them enough for making Xstream Cleanup possible year after year.


Xstream Cleanup 2015 will be the 12th annual Xstream Cleanup! Interested in learning more about past cleanups? You can learn about Xstream Cleanup history and view results from past Xstream Cleanup events. See photos from previous cleanups on our Flickr Page.

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