Map it!

Why trash mapping is needed?

Waste mapping is the first stage before World Cleanup Day. Visualizing the amount and locations of waste helps to gain:

  • Attention –  to attract media’s and partner’s attention.
  • Awareness – to raise awareness in people and reduce general trash blindness.
  • Commitment –  to attract government’s attention.
  • Engagement – to help to find volunteers for World Cleanup Day.
  • Budgeting –  to help to calculate resources (bags, gloves, water etc.) needed for clean-ups.
  • Evaluation – to help to plan the number of people needed to clean up one trash point and for overall cleanup.
  • Positioning – to help to find the best meetup locations on World Cleanup Day.
  • Learning – data from trash points will be used for creating Waste Index and Keep It Clean! Plan.

How to map?

Data is collected through a easy-to-use Curaçao 311:


Trash points mapped can be seen in:

Planning a mapping?

Got excited and planning your own mapping? Here are some important things to consider:

  • Mind the climate. Since smartphones are used for mapping, it cannot be done while heavy rain.
  • Make sure whom you have to co-ordinate with! Your local government, in times also police, should always be notified when there are bigger mapping events taking place.
  • Each volunteer should give her/his best to keep the data in a good shape. Please delete all the “test” trash points that are not showing real trash during 24h from creation.
  • Please don’t leave any people/companies logos (if not included in the trash pile) on the photo.
  • Don’t forget to have FUN!!!

Need help?

Contact if you have any problems running the app or questions regarding mapping.