Coastal Cleanup Day 2023
Join us on Saturday, September 23rd, from 9 AM- 12 PM at the Manhattan Beach Pier for International Coastal Cleanup Day to help keep our community clean and thriving! Every cleanup participant will need to turn in a signed waiver.
Join Heal the Bay for Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 23, 2023.
Coastal Cleanup Day is an international day of action to protect our oceans, watersheds, and wildlife from trash and debris. This year, there are more than 60+ cleanup sites throughout L.A. County. Sign up for one of our 30 public sites! Whether you want to tidy up the mountains, better your neighborhood, or spruce up the beach, we’ve got you covered!
- Find a cleanup site: Check out our Coastal Cleanup Day Site Map to pick a location that suits you. Don’t see a cleanup happening in your neighborhood? Come back soon because we’ll continue to add more sites.
- Safety Waivers: Everyone must sign a waiver. All adults, including Individuals and those registered as part of a Group, must present proof of signing a digital waiver online, bring a signed copy, or sign a waiver at the cleanup. Individuals Under `18 must bring a signed waiver to the cleanup. Please help us save paper and complete our online waiver for Adults (English or Spanish) before arriving. Printable PDFs are also available in English or Spanish.
- Talk trash: Share on Instagram and Twitter to get your friends excited about the trashiest day of the year. Use the hashtags #coastalcleanupday, #healthebay, and #Summit2Sea2023 to stay connected with the international volunteer day movement
- Keep it clean: Help us make Coastal Cleanup Day a zero-waste event by bringing your own buckets, garden gloves, and a filled, reusable water bottle. Supplies will also be available at every site. Download the CleanSwell app (to count your trash, and to have your trash counted!
- Community Guidelines: Heal the Bay is committed to keeping our beaches and shared green spaces safe and welcoming to everyone. Please remember to:
- Follow all safety guidelines
- Embrace our diverse community
- Respect the natural habitat
- Respect people’s pronouns
- Listen to Understand rather than to respond
- Share gratitude
- Take care and practice patience
- Practice and expect accountability
- Be intentional with your language
Ready to register for Coastal Cleanup Day 2023? Select REGISTER. Scroll to see site locations, choose one (1 ) and click CHECKOUT. The final page will ask for your contact info, the number of volunteers signing up, and group/organization name. That’s it!
Groups over 15 people, please register a new ticket per 15 group members. For example, a group of 50 people would register four times to account for all 50 people. This is to help ensure Heal the Bay provides enough supplies for each volunteer at every site.
You will receive a confirmation email with all your registration details.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
We highly encourage carpooling, ride-sharing, biking, or taking mass transit as daily beach parking permits can vary in price depending on the season and crowds at the beach. Metro offers a quick and easy tool to plan your trip.
Parking updates on LA County-operated as well as city-specific beach parking lots are in-waiting and expected at the end of August.
Interested in joining a cleanup outside of Los Angeles County? Check out coastalcleanupday.org for locations all over California.
Do you have what it takes? If you are interested in hosting your own cleanup site in Los Angeles County, be sure to sign up a site captain training by August 29, 2023
For information on where you may borrow or rent a beach wheelchairs and trash grabbers, please visit the California Coastal Commission’s Beach Wheelchairs page for Los Angeles County.
Unable to attend on the 23rd? Or want even more cleanup opportunities? Heal the Bay is collaborating with World Cleanup Day on September 16, 2023 at a limited number of cleanup sites.
About Coastal Cleanup Day LA County:
Last year, close to 5,000 volunteers removed 30,000 pieces of trash from neighborhoods, parks, trails, and beaches all over LA county. Cigarette butts were the most commonly found item, but now small plastic pieces and polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, has made its way into the top trash items volunteers are finding in LA’s favorite outdoor areas.
Once again, Heal the Bay will proudly coordinate cleanup locations in Los Angeles County in association with the California Coastal Commission and Ocean Conservancy.
We’d like to send a huge wave of thanks to our Coastal Cleanup Day 2023 organisers and sponsors!
- Event Ages: All ages