Coastal Cleanup Day 2017
September 16, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Coastal Cleanup Day is a local and international event held every September to clean our beaches and waterways.
In Partnership With:
2017 Cleanup Sites
Visit the official event page for the most up to date locations. Google Site Map
What else is on this page?
There's lots to know about Coastal Cleanup Day. Find all the answers to your questions below!
- What happened in 2016? A quick review.
- Find us on Facebook. Event updates via social media.
- What Should I Bring?Shoes, water and sunscreen.
- Supplies and BYO-BOB. What the heck is BYO-BOB?
- What ages are appropriate for Coastal Cleanup Day?
- What about Community Service Hours? Yes. and yes.
What happened in 2016?
Coastal Cleanup Day 2016 had another huge volunteer turnout! 921 volunteers collected over 2,543 pounds of trash and 1,445 pounds of recyclables from 29 sites from Rincon Beach Park to Guadalupe Dunes in Santa Barbara County!
About half of the volunteers brought their own reusable buckets or reusable bags for trash and gloves for the cleanup. Some sites, like Explore Ecology, who hosted a site at Arroyo Burro Beach, brought their own reusable buckets for volunteers to use to discourage waste.
We're on Facebook
Be sure to "like" us at facebook.com/SBCoast to get all our event updates.
Just like any cleanup event, it's a good idea to wear closed-toed shoes, bring your own reusable water bottle, and wear sunscreen and other sun protection like hats or sunglasses. Go the extra mile and BYO-BOB (see below)!
We encourage you to Bring Your Own Bag Or Bucket or a friend named Bob! Reusable gloves and friends of other names are welcome too.
Volunteer efforts last year saved over 500 bags, which were used for other cleanups throughout the year. The less trash we generate for the event the better it is for the environment. Read more about the effort on the Coastal Commission's website !
Do we need to bring our own supplies?
No, but it is highly encouraged. While we want to have the cleanest and greenest cleanup possible, we'll provide recycling and trash bags, gloves, and data cards for volunteers. However, don't be surprised if you only get one bag or one glove! After all, our primary goal is to reduce...and then reuse and recycle.
Ages Requirements and Youth Volunteers
We welcome all ages at Coastal Cleanup Day. Most of our sites are appropriate for children, but if you see a location that requires lots of walking, make sure your kids can handle it. We also require a responsible adult to sign for any child under 18.
Community Service Credits
Beach captains have been authorized to sign your community service paperwork. Bring the appropriate forms and come help us out! Email for more info.