Cleanup OC

Help us Cleanup OC!

Looking to get involved?

If you are an experienced cleanup volunteer with your own supplies, fill out this form to be notified of our limited emergency cleanups.

In order to do our part to contain COVID-19, our beach cleanup events are on hold. But that doesn’t mean we have stopped doing our part to keep our communities safe and clean.  We’ve taken our beach cleanups remote and turned it into Beautification on Your Block. Take a walk around your neighborhood and clean any litter or trash you find.

You can even contribute trash data by downloading the free CleanSwell app & naming your group ‘Coastkeeper Clean’. This is helpful for us, as well as policymakers regarding debris prevention and management.

While supplies last, we will continue to offer cleanup prizes for those that participate in Beautification On Your Block! Email pictures to [email protected] or use the hashtag #coastkeeperclean when uploading your trash photos to social media! We will contact winners weekly & let you choose your option of prizes! If you upload your trash data into CleanSwell, then you will be gifted an additional prize!

Please inquire about volunteer hours by emailing [email protected].

Please check back periodically to see when we are able to host our monthly cleanups again.

Learn more about how to participate here.

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Number of 2020 Volunteers

As waste continually pollutes our streets, waterways, and beaches, Cleanup OC provides the opportunity for you to help protect and restore the environments well call home.

Through Cleanup OC, Coastkeeper holds monthly beach cleanups and coordinates the annual OC Coastal Cleanup Day. Cleanup OC’s ultimate goal is to unite Orange County communities through service, responsibility, and sharing of the natural environment. Check out all Coastkeeper’s cleanup opportunities to get involved.

Group Volunteering

Groups interested in volunteering at our beach cleanups must have each participant register individually. Please have each participant register well in advance as space is limited.

Come Prepared!

What to bring to a cleanup?

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Comfortable, active and weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sun protection (e.g. Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, etc.)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • BYO Bag, Bucket, and/or Gloves

For more information, email [email protected]

The BYO Philosophy

BYO Material List:

  • Bucket or reusable bag
  • Gloves (Gardening gloves or leather work gloves)
  • Reusable water bottle

Q: Are you required to bring your own supplies?

A: No, we provide gloves and bags for a suggested donation of $1/ volunteer.

Coastal Cleanup Day

2020 Coastal Cleanup Month

Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest trash pick up! In California alone, 66,000 volunteers come together to remove trash and beautify our coastline.

Cleanup OC Sponsors