Community Cleanups

I Love A Clean San Diego is the go-to resource for beach and inland cleanups across San Diego County. We build awareness and invite the community’s enthusiastic support. We’ve created a lot of momentum over these sixty years, bringing the best in all of us together for a lasting impact on our region. We are passion in action

Upcoming Events hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego:

Morning After Mess
Sunday July 5th, 8am-11am
Belmont Park in Mission Beach - Map
Event Waiver

Every year thousands of people flock to our beautiful beaches for the summer holidays, and every year tons of trash are left behind. Help ILACSD clean up the trash left at Mission Beach before it reaches our ocean. Volunteers will meet at Belmont Park in Mission Beach to pick up litter left over from the 4th of July.

As with all of our volunteer events, we encourage you to bring your own reusable cleanup supplies—buckets, gloves and water bottles—though we’ll have extras on hand, too. Each volunteer will need to have a signed waiver form, and volunteers under the age of 18 will need an additional parent/guardian signature. To register, please click here.

Rubio’s CoastFest 2015 Cleanup
Saturday July 18th, 10am-11am
Oceanside Pier, Oceanside - Map
Event Waiver

Come to Rubio's 4th Annual CoastFest Beach Cleanup & Party on Saturday, July 18th from 10am-2pm at Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre! I Love A Clean San Diego is partnering with Rubio’s to celebrate our ocean with a beach cleanup followed by free food, free surf lessons, a kids' zone with a sea of activities, and live music featuring The Mowgli's, Max and the Moon, Hullabaloo, and The Boo Hoo Crew! Kicking off at 10am, volunteers will be picking up litter around Oceanside Pier and then at 11am volunteers can join in on CoastFest activities from 11am-2pm.

As with all of our volunteer events, we encourage you to bring your own reusable cleanup supplies—buckets, gloves and water bottles—though we’ll have extras on hand, too. Each volunteer will need to have a signed waiver form, and volunteers under the age of 18 will need an additional parent/guardian signature. To register for the cleanup portion of the event, please click here. If you would like more information about the other festivities, check out http://www.rubioscoastfest.com/.

Tsunami Sweepers
Saturday July 25th, 10am-12noon
Torrey Pines State Beach - Map
Event Waiver

Debris from the Japanese Tsunami of 2011 is still washing up on California beaches even four years later. I Love A Clean San Diego has been named the first responder in San Diego to assist in the cleanup of debris from the tsunami that is expected to wash up on California's shores in 2015. Volunteers will be helping to pick up litter and other debris at Torrey Pines State Beach.

As with all of our volunteer events, we encourage you to bring your own reusable cleanup supplies—buckets, gloves and water bottles—though we’ll have extras on hand, too. Each volunteer will need to have a signed waiver form, and volunteers under the age of 18 will need an additional parent/guardian signature. To register, please click here.

Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday September 19th, 9AM – 12noon
Countywide event at an estimated 100 cleanup sites

Organized locally by I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD), Coastal Cleanup Day is part of the statewide California Coastal Cleanup Day and International Coastal Cleanup, which has included over 150 countries and 9 million volunteers since its inception more than 30 years ago. Locally, the event successfully brings together roughly 7,500 volunteers, local businesses, community organizations and government agencies, all working towards the same goal: a cleaner and healthier San Diego. Please visit www.CleanupDay.org for more information!

Upcoming Events hosted by ILACSD partners:

Looking for additonal volunteer hours? Below are courtesy postings for events not coordinated by I Love A Clean San Diego. If you'd like to volunteer for these, please contact the person listed in the descriptions below, not ILACSD.

More events coming soon!


Looking for ongoing volunteer projects?

If you would like to get started volunteering right away, check out volunteer programs like Adopt-A-Beach at www.AdoptSD.org, or check out our Storm Drain Stenciling program.