Community Cleanups

I Love A Clean San Diego is the go-to resource for beach and inland cleanups across San Diego County. Our volunteers pick up an average of 1 million pounds of trash and debris every two years! These cleanups are a great way to take action in your community, as well as get community service hours while helping your local environment.

Upcoming Events:

Storm Drain Stenciling Day
Saturday, November 1 from 10am - 12noon
San Carlos Recreation Center, 6445 Lake Badin Ave, San Diego 92119 - map

Come out and join I Love A Clean San Diego and our partners at City of San Diego Stormwater & Transportation Department - Think Blue for a festive post-Halloween Storm Drain Stenciling Day! We will clean up Halloween candy wrappers and other litter, and paint a bilingual litter prevention message along sidewalks to educate passersby and ensure the area is left clean in the future.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but minors under the age of eighteen require a parent or guardian signature on their form, and must be supervised by an adult for the event. All supplies are provided, but we strong encourage our volunteers to bring your own reusable water bottle, bucket to collect litter, and gardening or work gloves. Volunteers should wear comfortable closed toed shoes, and comfortable clothes that you can paint in. Service forms will be available at the end of the event, or staff can sign paperwork to verify volunteer hours. For more information, contact Lexi Ambrogi at lambrogi@cleansd.org or 619-704-2778.

America Recycles Day Cleanup
Thursday, November 13th from 2:30pm - 4pm
Sunnyside Elementary School, 5430 San Miguel Rd, Bonita 91902

Celebrate the 7th annual America Recycles Day with ILACSD and other eco-minded volunteers for a neighborhood cleanup in Bonita. We will meet at Sunnyside Elementary School and will cleanup litter near Sweetwater Regional Park.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but minors under the age of eighteen require a parent or guardian signature on their waiver form, and must be supervised by an adult for the event. All supplies are provided, but we strong encourage our volunteers to bring your own reusable water bottle, bucket to collect litter, and gardening or work gloves. Service forms will be available at the end of the event, or staff can sign paperwork to verify volunteer hours. For more information, contact Lexi Ambrogi at lambrogi@cleansd.org or 619-704-2778.

Zero Waste Cleanup
Saturday, December 6 from 10am-12pm
Cannon Park, 5000 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad 92008
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Help support San Diego’s efforts to move toward a goal of zero waste by volunteering at ILACSD’s Zero Waste Cleanup! This cleanup event will help us to kick off our new Zero Waste Cleanup option through our Adopt-A-Beach program — you can now plan your own zero waste event on your own! Volunteers should bring their own reusable supplies to support our zero waste efforts: buckets for litter, gardening gloves, and a reusable water bottle. We’ll have some extra supplies on site in case you don’t have your own.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome, though minors under the age of 18 require a parent or guardian signature on their waiver form. Service forms will be available at the end of the event, and our staff can sign off on paperwork to verify volunteer hours. For more information, contact Lexi Ambrogi at lambrogi@cleansd.org or 619-704-2778.


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.