2014 Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, september 20th


Start planning TO bring your own (byo) below and use eco-friendly transportation to reduce your environmental footprint:

  • Bring a bucket or reusable bag to the Cleanup for collecting trash (many Cleanup sites are equipped with dumpsters or roll-away bins so you can dump what you collect and bring your bucket or reusable bag back home).
  • Bring pair of reusable gloves from home, instead of using the disposable plastic gloves provided at the Cleanup.
  • Bring a filled, reusable water bottle to the Cleanup.
  • Use public transportation, bike, or carpool to your Cleanup.

 

                

In 1985, the California Coastal Commission organized Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) to address the growing amount of plastic debris littering our coast. Community-based cleanup events were organized at beaches throughout the State and nearly 2,500 Californians took part in what has grown to be an international movement today.

In the early 1990’s, CCD spread inland because most marine debris found on beaches actually starts as urban trash or street litter carried by local waterways. So in 1996, Solano County began organizing its communities to rid our creeks, rivers, and lakes of accumulated debris to thwart their journeys to the coast.

Solano County Coastal Cleanup Day Annual Statistics

Year

Volunteers

Trash

(in pounds)

Recyclables

(in pounds)

1996

418

19,300

2,647

1997

917

34,965

927

1998

1,062

31,265

2,320

1999

1,014

26,800

7,355

2000

1,003

40,350

5,000

2001

1,456

49,724

4,859

2002

1,267

32,216

15,135

2003

1,433

13,907

3,553

2004

1,479

32,374

3,436

2005

1,925

53,931

9,165

2006

1,754

54,898

3,117

2007

2.066

55,475

3,971

2008

2,386

48,604

6,068

2009

2,678

43,159

4,644

2010

2,966

28,714

4,384

2011

2,818

56,929

3,517

2012

2,942

80,963

2,863

2013                   2,062          41,968                 2,587

TOTAL

31,646

745,542

85,548

  2013 coastal Cleanup photos