Fall Clean Up

Fall Clean Up 2022 is expected to be on November 5th, and Fall Clean Up 2022 registration is expected to open September 6th. 

Fall Clean Up is an opportunity for CSU students & staff to help Fort Collins neighbors in need.

The program is aimed at assisting elderly and/or physically limited neighbors in the Fort Collins area with outdoor yard work (raking leaves, trimming bushes, cleaning gutters, etc.) that they cannot complete themselves and cannot afford to pay someone to do. This program helps facilitate positive relations between the long-term residents in Fort Collins and CSU students and staff, while also helping the neighbors to maintain their properties and get their homes ready for the fall/winter seasons.

A fall clean-up group standing in front of a house they finished, smiling at the camera

Fall Clean Up was started in 2005 and has been growing ever since. In 2005 there were 24 neighbors helped by just over 50 student volunteers. In 2018, over 2,000 volunteers helped over 300 elderly and/or physically limited neighbors. Additionally, in 2009 leaf pick-up was added to the program at many long-term neighbors’ request. The Fall Clean Up program was happy to provide a much needed service for the neighbors, who were left with numerous bags of leaves and no way to dispose of them. Today, CSU partners with students, staff and local faith-based organizations to collect all bags of leaves filled as a result of the program and take them to a composting/recycle center. See if your project meets the leaf pick-up guidelines. In 2018, nearly 5,000 bags of leaves were collected and composted!


If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information about the Fall Clean Up 2022 event, including a register-by-mail form, please call Off-Campus Life at 970-491-2248.

Fall Clean Up 2022 will take place on Saturday, November 5, 10:00am-2:00pm. 

Neighbor registration will be open September 6th – October 14th, 2022.

If you would like to register for a group of volunteers to help you with your yard, please call Off-Campus Life at 970-491-2248 once registration opens. We cannot take your registration until September 6th at 9:00 a.m.

A fall clean-up team sitting among all the bags of leaves they picked up




A fall clean-up team standing in front of a pile of bags of leaves

Fall Clean Up 2020 will take place on Saturday, November 7, 9:00am-2:00pm 

Volunteer check-in is at 9:00 am in the Grey Rock room in the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus).

Volunteer signup (completed online) for groups of 6 or more will be open September 1 – October 16, 2020. 


Watch our informational video on Fall Clean Up below!