Beach Cleanups

pounds of trash removed since 2011

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pounds of trash removed in 2018

What is the Cleanup OC program?

As waste continually pollutes our streets, waterways, and beaches, Cleanup OC provides an opportunity for the community to improve their quality of life and protect their environment.

Coastkeeper holds monthly beach cleanups and coordinates the annual OC Coastal Cleanup Day. At these public events, community members take initiative and spend time outdoors with friends, family, and neighbors to make their home a better place.

Cleanup OC’s ultimate goal is to unite the Orange County community through service, responsibility, and sharing of the natural environment. Check out all Coastkeeper’s cleanup opportunities to get involved.

Community Beach Cleanups

Huntington State Beach Cleanup

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Huntington State Beach, Lifeguard Tower 2*


*Tower may change depending on month.

Monthly Beach Cleanup Dates

Every 2nd Saturday, 9:00-11:00 A.M.
 October 13 November 10  December 8 TBD TBD
Cleanups happen RAIN or SHINE
Location: 22355 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Huntington State Beach Cleanup_directions

Let the parking attendant know that you are there for the “Beach Cleanup” to receive FREE parking.


Sign Up Today!

2018 Trash Count: 2,980

Important Changes in 2018: 

Thank you for all the support in 2017. With the help of thousands of volunteers, we removed 7,200lbs of trash. Due to the high volume of volunteers last year, we have made a few changes to help our staff and to continue to provide these opportunities to the public.

As of January 1st, we would like our volunteers to sign up online before the event. (we will still provide paper waivers in case you have extra group members joining) This will help us reduce paper waste and make the check-in process smoother.

In addition, we will be requesting a donation of $1 for supplies. Volunteers still have the option to BYO supplies. The donation will allow us to continue to help fight marine pollution and to expand our cleanup efforts throughout Orange County.

San Clemente Beach Cleanup

Join us on the 1st Saturday of every month at San Clemente State Beach

Monthly Beach Cleanup Dates

Every 1st Saturday, 9:00-11:00 A.M.
October 6  November 3  December 1 TBD TBD
Address: 243 Avenida Califia, San Clemente, CA 92672
*Cleanups happen RAIN or SHINE*
Sign Up Today!

2018 Trash Count: 537

Beach Cleanup Supporters

50% of Coastal Playground‘s proceeds are donated to nonprofits that protect our coastal environment. As an exclusive Coastkeeper supporter, you can receive 25% off of an item from Coastal Playground by using coupon code “OCCKVIPDISCOUNT”.

Additional Supporters

The BYO Philosophy

Q: Are you required to bring your own supplies?

A: No, we can provide gloves and bags for you for a donation of $1 starting January 1, 2018.

BYO Material List:

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

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.

Come Prepared!

  • 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 or questions, please call (714) 850-1965 or email [email protected]

Coastal Cleanup Day

2018 Coastal Cleanup Day

Did you know that 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 hope that you join us again next year on September 15th!