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Caltrans is investing in removing litter, creating jobs, educating the public and engaging the community to transform unsightly roadsides into spaces of pride for all Californians.

Events and News

Dump Day events are until capacity is reached.

  • Every Tuesday & Saturday: Clean CA & Carmel Cares Downtown Detail Cleanup from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
  • December 1: City of San Juan Bautista ribbon-cutting for new mural and sculpture at Highway 156/Washington Street underpass
  • December 2: Orange County Coastkeeper’s San Clemente Beach Cleanup – Calafia State Beach | 250 Avenida Califia, San Clemente, CA from 9:00am – 11:00am.
  • December 3: Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful’s Moving at the Speed of Litter! – Location provided upon registration | San Jose, CA from 9:00am – 12:00pm.
  • December 9: Orange County Coastkeeper’s – Huntington Beach Cleanup Huntington State Beach Tower #2 | 22355 E Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA from 9:00am – 11:00am.
  • December 15: In Town of Laytonville, Mendocino County, Solid Wastes of Willits, and Laytonville Area Municipal Advisory Council host a Community Dump Day
  • December 16: In Town of Caspar, Mendocino County, Solid Wastes of Willits, and Castle Tire host a Large Item Dump Day
  • December 16: Caltrans Maintenance Station in Barstow hosts a free Community Dump Day

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Adopt A Highway 


Accepting applications to help maintain our highways! Get more information or sign up

Volunteers can receive up to $250 per month for litter collection!

Clean California Beautification Projects 

Clean California Beautification Projects

Clean California provides funds to clean and beautify public spaces in underserved communities.

Local Grant Program funds projects for local and regional public agencies, transit agencies, tribal governments and nonprofit organizations.

State Beautification Program funds improve the aesthetics of public spaces with transformative beautification projects along the state highway system.

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Career opportunities and jobs for all Californians, including veterans, students, artists, people experiencing homelessness, and those re-entering society from incarceration.

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Small changes can have a major impact on our waterways. Learn how you can help prevent stormwater pollution.


Important: The Clean California Local Grant program does not provide funding for upgrades or improvements to residential properties. For more information on eligible items for the Local Grant Program, visit the Local Grant Program page.