Cleanup OC

pounds of trash removed since 2011

Help us Cleanup OC!

pounds of trash removed in 2020
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

Our beach cleanups are capped at 250 participants. 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.

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

2020 Trash Count: 296 pounds

April Beach Cleanup Events Cancelled

In order to do our part to contain COVID-19, beach cleanup events for April have been cancelled. Check our event page for any updates and please contact [email protected] for any questions. To learn how to support the volunteer program, click the donate button.


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.

May 2 June 6
Address: 250 Avenida Calafia, San Clemente, CA 92672
Parking passes provided on first come basis


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