THE SITE MANAGER’S PLAN OF ACTION
The activities of the World Cleanup Day’s site manager are divided into preparatory work prior to cleanup day, and organising and managing the activities during cleanup day. In total, the volume of work is expected to be 8-9 hours (preparation on previous days + cleanup day itself). Estonia’s nature is infinitely grateful for your contribution!
IMPORTANT – SELF-INITIATED CLEANUPS
Please take into account that if you have registered your site at maailmakoristus.ee (you have marked the region you will clean on the map), then the organisation of the waste elimination and related costs will be covered by the site manager (or land owner/sponsor, if the site manager has a corresponding agreement). World Cleanup Day does not organise waste transportation from such locations, nor do we make agreements for waste elimination.
1. COLLECT THE GARBAGE BAGS FOR YOUR CLEANING SITE
We will send the garbage bags intended for your cleanup site to the regional COOP store. We will send the info via e-mail as to which store you can collect the bags from.
NB! We recommend that you collect the bags with a car. Note that the bags can be picked up from one specific store, which is marked in the e-mail, and not from just any COOP store.
PS! If you have self-initiated your own cleaning site by filling out the registration form at maailmakoristus.ee, we unfortunately cannot offer you any bags.
2. INSPECT THE CLEANUP SITE, COMPLETE THE DESCRIPTION OF THE SITE
The basis for setting up a cleanup site is a waste map that has been created around the waste points mapped by the World Cleanup application. Please visit the cleaning site location at least one week prior to cleanup day. Make sure that the amounts of waste there are more or less in accordance with the registration application, and pick a spot where the participants will meet, as well as where to collect waste.
3. AFTER VISITING THE CLEANUP SITE, DO THE FOLLOWING:
— If necessary, change the number of participants in the registration application (if the quantities of garbage have increased or reduced). The approximate recommended calculation: one cubic metre of waste (cart, 1x1x1 m) could be cleaned up by about 5 people.
— Complete the site description by adding a meeting spot for the participants (and where they can park their cars). If needed, add recommendations for bringing along tools (e.g. gloves, wheelbarrows, shovels, etc.).
— If you do not plan to supply the participants with water and gloves yourself, be sure to leave a recommendation in the description to bring your own gloves and drinking water (preferably in a reusable bottle).
— Decide where you will deposit the waste. At that, the waste should be located in a place accessible to garbage trucks (near the road), while placed in such a way that it does not impede traffic.
PS! If you are the site manager due to the fact that you have booked a cleanup site for an entire organisation, group or fellowship and you plan to clean it on some other day, i.e. not on September 15, please mark the correct date in the description.
4. READ THROUGH THE GUIDELINES
There are guidelines on the World Cleanup Day website that make organising the cleaning easier and that should definitely be read.
On the basis of the information provided by the guidelines, you will train the participants in the morning of September 15, so everyone understands the information the same way.
You will find the following guidelines here:
Waste sorting guide: AVAILABLE SOON
First aid: http://www.maailmakoristus.ee/esmaabi/
Unusual and suspicious findings: http://www.maailmakoristus.ee/ebatavalised-leiud/
5. THE START OF CLEANUP DAY, TRAINING PARTICIPANTS
Please arrive at the cleanup site preferably an hour before the start, take garbage bags with you, and examine the area once again.
If you can, bring along spare gloves and wheelbarrows to facilitate transportation.
Welcome arrivals, help to create a good and positive mood.
At the beginning of cleanup day, introduce the most important things to participants:
— Safety (the most important safety requirements should be recalled one by one, including wearing the gloves, road safety, exposure to hazardous waste and sharp objects, suspicions of explosives, finding corpses)
— Sorting logic (introduce the types of waste and what it contains: show the helpers various types of bags for the collection of various sorts of waste)
6. THE ORGANISATION OF CLEANUP DAY, DIVISION OF WORK
We recommend sending participants to collect waste in groups of two or three. One or two of the participants collect mixed waste, one packaging and hazardous waste. Please do not make children collect hazardous waste.
Physically strong helpers should immediately be sent to bring out large or heavier objects.
We recommend that you leave one of the helpers at the collection spot/at the containers, so others can put their waste bags in the correct places under their supervision.
A good word is always helpful – get people to take breaks, drink water and take pictures while cleaning. Use hashtags #maailmakoristuspäev and #worldcleanupday to share photos on social media.
7. ENDING CLEANUP DAY
At the end of cleanup day, make sure that the waste is collected separately and does not obstruct road traffic. Also, make sure that all of the participants have left the cleanup site, and have not got lost in the woods.
Whenever you can, report the number of participants and the amount of waste collected on World Cleanup Day’s registration application, Pointerplanner. To do this, there is a corresponding opportunity created for the manager.
At the end of cleanup day (this can also happen a little before or after the official end time of cleanup day), we will call you from the headquarters of World Cleanup Day. Above all, we would like to get answers to the following questions:
- How many people participated?
- What was the amount of various waste collected?
- What were the most unique/interesting/unexpected findings?
- What was the mood in general?
If you have already entered the data in Pointerplanner, the call will be shorter and we will mostly discuss interesting findings and thoughts.
THE SITE MANAGER IS A ROLE MODEL AND HELPER
As the manager, you are the most important contact person for the World Cleanup Day team and for other participants. Therefore, please note that when registering to become a cleanup manager, your phone number becomes public and you will probably receive calls.