Clean Up OC

88670
pounds of trash removed since 2011

Make a difference in your community with Orange County Coastkeeper

Coastal Cleanup Day results are in! View them here now!

6566
pounds of trash removed in 2017

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 co-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.

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Monthly Beach Cleanup

Join Us on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of Every Month for Our Beach Cleanups

Invite your friends and family out to our monthly cleanup event to keep our beaches clean and learn about coastal conservation, and marine debris. The cleanups are held the 1st Saturday in San Clemente and the 2nd Saturday in Huntington.

Donate Today!

Can’t make it to a beach cleanup? Send support for supplies and staffing efforts! Is your company or group interested in supporting our cleanups?

Click here to learn more about sponsoring of one of our cleanups today! — link to Sponsor Cleanup

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”.

Thank you to KIND Snacks for providing us with KIND Bars to fuel our amazing volunteers! For more information or questions, please call (714) 850-1965 or email [email protected]

San Clemente Beach Cleanup

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

Invite your friends and family out to our monthly cleanup event to keep our beaches clean and learn about coastal conservation, and marine debris. The cleanups are held the 1st Saturday of every month at Calafia Beach, San Clemente.

2017 Trash Count: 1,372 lbs and counting!

Monthly Beach Cleanup Dates

Every 1st Saturday, 9:00-11:00 A.M.
August 5 September 2 October 7 November 4
Address: 243 Avenida Califia, San Clemente, CA 92672
*Cleanups happen RAIN or SHINE*
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Huntington State Beach Cleanup

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

Invite your friends and family out to our monthly cleanup event to keep our beaches clean and learn about coastal conservation, and marine debris.

Monthly Beach Cleanup Dates

Every 2nd Saturday, 9:00-11:00 A.M.
August 12 September 16*
(Coastal Cleanup Day)
October 14 November 11 December 9
Cleanups happen RAIN or SHINE
Location: Huntington State Beach, Lifeguard Tower #2

22355 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Directions: Enter at the Magnolia Street entrance. Let the parking attendant know that you are there for the cleanup to receive FREE parking. Drive south to Tower #2.

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2017 Trash Count: 4,964 lbs

Directions to Cleanup

The BYO Philosophy

Q: Are you required to bring your own supplies?

A: No, we can provide gloves and bags for you. However, volunteers are encouraged to reduce the environmental footprint of cleanup events by Bringing Your Own Materials.

BYO Materials

  • Bucket or reusable bag
  • Gloves (Gardening gloves or leather work gloves)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • A clipboard to fill out your data card (optional)
  • An (optional) 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 leave your lunch spot cleaner than when you arrived. Get waste-free lunch tips.

$5 of your COASTAL PLAYGROUND TOTE BAG purchase goes toward beach cleanup supplies!

Volunteering as a Group?

E-mail [email protected] with group name and number of participants. Please have all of your members either register online, bring a completed liability waiver or be prepared to sign one at the event.

*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.

When you arrive head to the Coastkeeper table to get your FREE parking pass. *Must arrive by 9:30AM.

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

The results are in! Volunteer set a new Orange County record last Saturday at Coastal Cleanup Day.

7,490 volunteers

70,202 pounds of trash removed

135 miles cleaned

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!

Event Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor

City of Dana Point

In Kind Sponsor

KIND Snacks

Urban Springs

Coastal Playground

REI

Newport Whales

Wavehuggers

Trash Free OC Jamboree

After the Coastal Cleanup Day event ended volunteers join us at Trash Free OC Jamboree! This was a free, educational event to celebrate all of the hard work of our amazing volunteers.

We hope that you join us again next year!

For sponsorship inquiries contact Lauren at [email protected]

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