Do Your Part, Get Some Art!

Help make the Ypsi-verse a more beautiful place, and get rewarded
with hand-crafted art and gift cards to local businesses!

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How It Works:

Pick a location in the city of Ypsilanti.

You’ll be asked to share the location you choose and take a “before” image.

Fill bag(s) with trash you find in public spaces.

When you’re done, you’ll be asked to share an “after” image as confirmation.

Dispose of the trash, or bring it to Stardust.

Throw the bags away using your own bins, DDA Dumpsters, or bring to Stardust.

Claim art or a gift card as your reward!

Choose from handmade goods or a gift voucher to a participating local business

What You Need:

Cleanup Kit

Grab a pre-made kit from Stardust or use your own gloves and trash bags!

Mobile Device

Location data & camera needed to take before and after images of your chosen cleanup area.

Proper Attire

Dress for safety! Wear comfy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.


Keep it safe.

Follow all traffic laws, avoid train tracks, and stay within public areas only.

Keep it local.

Stay within the official city limits of Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Keep it clean.

Dispose of trash only where you have permission to do so.

Ways to participate:

"Cleanup Cadet" Kit by Stardust.

Kit Contains:

  • 1 Biodegradable Trash Bag
  • 1 Pair of Biodegradable Gloves*
  • 1 Paper Bag for Sharp Objects
  • Instructions & Map


  • 1 Locally-Crafted Item
    (Retail Value $5-10)
  • 1 “Cleanup Cadet” Badge Sticker
  • 1 Entry in $100 Stardust Gift Card Drawing
    (Aug 1st, 2021)

"Trashtronaut" Kit by Stardust.

Kit Contains:

  • 3 Biodegradable Trash Bags
  • 1 Pair of Biodegradable Gloves*
  • 3 Paper Bags for Sharp Objects
  • Instructions & Map


DIY "Trashtronaut" Kit.

What You Need:

  • 3 Tall Kitchen Bags (13 Gallons or Larger)
  • Gloves
  • Your own trash bins for disposal, or permission from a friend to use theirs.


Example “Cleanup Cadet” Prizes:

Earned with a Single-Bag Stardust Kit
Retail Value $5-10

Example “Trashtronaut” Prizes:

Earned with a 3-Bag Stardust Kit, or a DIY Kit
Retail Value $15-50

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