Cleanup OC

95809
pounds of trash removed since 2011

Help us Cleanup OC!

551
pounds of trash removed in 2020
406
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.

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.

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.

9:00-11:00 A.M.

March 14 April 11 May 9 June 13
Address: 21601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 (Tower 2)

2020 Trash Count: 296 pounds

2020 Trash Count: 87 pounds

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.

 9:00-11:00 A.M.

March 7 April 18* May 2 June 6
Address: 250 Avenida Calafia, San Clemente, CA 92672

Parking passes provided on a first come basis

*APRIL 4th San Clemente Cleanup has been moved to April 18th in celebration of Earth Day!*

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

2019 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.

Cleanup OC Sponsors