All of the trash that we collect goes back to one of our sorting centers, where we sort into multiple material categories to be able to recycle as much of it as possible. Our ultimate goal is to become a zero waste to landfill cleanup organisation and recycle 100% of the trash we collect. We sell as many categories of waste to recyclers and are able to recycle internally through our social enterprise, Sungai Design. We will be breaking down the latest percentages of each material category on our 2023 Impact Report.

Yes. We will be including this information in our 2023 impact report. In 2021 and 2022, we were just getting started and did not have a big enough team to publish our financials. We will be including all of our financials since the day we started in our 2023 impact report. We are an open book when it comes to accountability and transparency. 

We strive to be as transparent as possible when it comes to data collection. Our Barriers, cleanups and identified illegal landfills are displayed and updated weekly via our homepage map.


Yes. We are a registered charity, both as a Yayasan in Indonesia and a 501(c)3 in the United States.

Head over to our Partnerships Page or to our Donate page to help us clean more rivers!

Any general donation will be used to fund our river and waterway cleanups. Our experienced operations team will select a project that will make the greatest impact. We promise that 100% of your donation will always go towards a cleanup related project. This may include hiring additional team members for a big cleanup mission during a set period of time, paying for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our teams, or other general operational costs. If you wish to choose exactly where your donation goes, reach out to our team here or head over to our Partnerships Page to partner with us on a set project.

Any Village Model partner or Barrier Partner will receive quarterly progress reports detailing the impact that their contribution has had, from a total amount of plastic collected to the impact the project is having on the local community. If you want to stay in the know and get our regular project updates, you can sign up to our newsletter.

Yes! Thank you for wanting to make a donation. If your prefer making a direct bank wire transfer, you can make one to either one of our non-profit bank accounts:

Indonesian bank account information:

Account Name: Yayasan Sungai Watch Indonesia

Account Number: 1750001912723

Bank Name: Bank Mandiri

Currency: IDR

Swift Code: BMRIIDJA

Bank Code: 008

American bank account information:

Account Name: Make A Change World Inc

Account Number: 9874876072

Bank Name: Wells Fargo

Currency: USD

Routing Number (direct deposits, electronic payments): 026012881

Routing Number (domestic wire transfers): 121000248

Swift Code: WFBIUS6S

Absolutely. All donations made to our US bank account are tax deductible. Our federal tax identification is 87-2896289. Please contact us if you have any additional questions and our team will be happy to assist you and send you a tax donation receipt. 


We host weekly community cleanups and welcome any and all volunteers. Here is our cleanup schedule that we update on a weekly basis. If you plan on attending a cleanup, make sure to bring closed shoes, a hat, a water bottle, and your own gloves if you have some. See you there!

If your company would like to have a speaking engagement with Sungai Watch please contact us for pricing and availability.

All of our staff is given Personal Protective Equipment such as waterproof waders, boots, gloves, hats, face masks, sleeves for sun protection, glasses, hard hats, and other equipment when needed. We also provide our team with health insurance and regular medical checkups. If you are a healthcare professional or company or PPE manufacturer and want to support our work, please get in touch with us and see how we can work together to clean more rivers and protect our river warriors.

Didn’t see the answer to your question or still have additional questions? Reach out to our team here.