Coastal Cleanup Day 2020
The 36th Anniversary of California Coastal/Inland Waterways Cleanup Days are every Saturday in September from 9:00am to 12 noon!
We’re staying close to home these days, but we’re all connected, from the mountains to the ocean. Every Saturday in September, grab your family or housemates to clean up your street, park, local shoreline or anywhere else that makes up your happy place. Trash can travel through storm drains, creeks, and rivers to become beach pollution. This September, let’s help clean the beach by cleaning up in our own neighborhood and local natural areas in Camarillo. To help in this effort, E.J. Harrison will allow Camarillo’s residential customers who receive a trash bill from the City to dispose of one extra bag of trash on their regular trash pickup day the week of September 28-October 2. If possible, place the extra bag on top of your trash can; otherwise, please place next to your trash can.
In addition to following the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, which can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html, the City recommends the following practices:
- If you are sick, do not go out for a cleanup.
- Use face masks, gloves and closed toed shoes.
- Maintain at least 6 ft. from everyone you encounter.
- Do not pick up sharp objects, especially syringes.
- If you find used face masks or gloves, use a trash grabber.
- Dispose of or wash gloves immediately after cleanup.
- Wash hands thoroughly as soon as possible and use hand sanitize in the meantime.
- Dispose of trash in your proper trash or recycle cans.
Use the Ocean Conservancy’s Clean Swell App to input data on the trash picked up! To learn more about the Clean Swell App and for instructions on how to download, please visit the Ocean Conservancy’s website at https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/cleanswell/
Share your cleanup by posting your pictures using the Coastal Commission “Protect Your Happy Place” filter on Instagram and Facebook and see how your community is participating.