Before The Cleanup
Identify beaches or waterways in your area that could be cleaned and that are safe and accessible. Contact the local parks agency that oversees the cleanup location to make sure you have the necessary permission to be there. Come up with a plan to dispose of the trash and recyclables you collect properly.
Visit the site in advance of the cleanup date to determine:
- Where to set up a check-in station
- Where to leave bags of trash and recyclables
- What areas volunteers will clean
Use this form to list your cleanup on the Ocean Blue Signup to Cleanup Map and increase your outreach.
Contact Your Crew
Encourage friends, family and colleagues to get involved and help organize the cleanup. Create a work event or a Facebook event so interested volunteers can RSVP and you can easily communicate with attendees. Spread the word through email, social media and e-invites. You can also print and post these event flyers in the area.