Orange County Coastal Cleanup Day

September 2017

9 a.m. – noon

Coastal Cleanup Day is the world's largest trash pick up. In California alone, 66,000 volunteers gather to take out the trash and beautify our beaches. We have clean up sites all over Orange County that need love, they might even be in your own backyard. Sign up and find your desired clean up site.  

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Thank you 2016 volunteers! Together 7,288 individuals came together to remove over 56,610 pounds of trash and recyclables from Orange County beaches, parks and creeks!



What to bring to Coastal Cleanup Day

Waiver Forms:  If you are a minor, be sure to bring your completed waiver forms signed by your parent or guardian with you on the day of the event.

Community Service Hours: Please bring your form to be completed upon arrival.

We have a BYO philosophy, please bring your own of the following as we aspire to accomplish a zero waste event.
  • Bucket or reusable bag
  • Gloves (Gardening gloves or leather work gloves)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • (Optional) A clipboard might be helpful as you fill out your data card
  • (Optional) Pack a waste-free lunch! Coastal Cleanup Day ends at noon at most locations, which makes for a great opportunity to have lunch at the beach or creek! Just be sure to leave your lunch spot cleaner than when you arrived. Get waste-free lunch tips.


After Coastal Cleanup Day has ended, the fun doesn't stop there. Help us keep the party going at our Trash Free OC Jamboree.


 Thank You To Our Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Messiah Lutheran Church

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Blue Waters Sponsors

The City of Dana Point

Earth Friendly Products

In-Kind Sponsors

KIND Snacks

Whole Foods Market

Davey’s Locker Whale Watching and Sportfishing

Municipal Water District of Orange County

Kenny the Printer

Compas Life

Coastal Playground


Banzai Surf School

Home Depot-Costa Mesa


Food Trucks

Kona Ice

Piaggio on Wheels

Ruby’s Diner

Crepes Bonaparte

Become a sponsor or donate online with a check or credit card.





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2015 Orange County Results

The 2015 Coastal Cleanup Day took place on Saturday, Sept. 19.  Californians turned out by the tens of thousands to lend their hands in support of clean beaches and inland waterways at the 31th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. They scoured beaches and inland waterways, picking up trash and debris gathering hundreds of pound of trash during this three-hour event.  Beach, inland waterway, and community cleanups took place up and down the California coast, from Mexico to the Oregon border, around San Francisco Bay, and at sites as far inland as Lake Tahoe.


For more information about Coastal Cleanup Day 2015, contact Julia Williams at

3151 Airway Avenue, Suite F-110

Costa Mesa, CA 92626