Beach Cleanups

pounds of trash removed since 2011

Help us Cleanup OC!

pounds of trash removed in 2019
Number of 2019 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.

Looking to get involved?

Sign up in advance and help us reduce paper waste. In the event you are unable to register online, paper waivers will be available the day of.

To continue our cleanup efforts, we request a simple and small donation of $1 for supplies.  Your donation will allow us to provide cleanup supplies, fight marine pollution and expand our cleanup efforts throughout OC.  Have your own supplies? Follow the  BYO philosphy.

2019 Trash Count: 186.5

2018 Trash Count: 537

San Clemente Beach Cleanup

Join us on the 1st Saturday of every month at San Clemente State Beach. To reserve your spot, please register in advance. Click the dates below to be redirected to our online signup form.

Monthly Beach Cleanup Dates

Every 1st Saturday, 9:00-11:00 A.M.
February 2 March 2  April 6  May 4 June 1
Address: 243 Avenida Califia, San Clemente, CA 92672
Parking passes provided on a first come basis

Huntington State Beach Cleanup

As of 1/1/19, we have to limit the number of volunteers at our Huntington Beach cleanups to 250. We appreciate your patience and understanding. To reserve your spot, please register in advance. Click the dates below to be redirected to our online signup form.

Monthly Beach Cleanup Dates

9:00-11:00 A.M.
March 9 April 20 May 11 June 8 July 13**
Address: 22355 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Huntington State Beach : Meet at Tower #2

July 13 ** Location moved to Bolsa Chica State Beach**

2019 Trash Count: 573

2018 Trash Count: 3,456

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.

Volunteering as a Group?

Steps to sign up a group:

  1. If your group is larger than 30, e-mail the cleanup coordinator with the group and # of volunteers.  [email protected]
  2. Get your group members signed up! Pick one of the 2 methods below.
    1. Print out the Cleanup OC Waiver. Each volunteer must sign and complete.
    2. Direct all volunteers to sign up online.

*As a reminder, each group member must complete a waiver release to participate in the cleanup.
** Volunteers under the age of 18 must need a parent/guardian e-signature and driver’s license information.

Coastal Cleanup Day

2018 Coastal Cleanup Day

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.