Remove Litter • Create Jobs • Beautify California

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.

Clean California - A transformative initiative to remove litter, create jobs and beautify California

Clean California Local Grants Program

Caltrans is Funding Local Beautification Projects through $296 Million in Clean California Grants.

Accepting applications through February 1, 2022.

Learn more about the Clean California Grants

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Small changes can have a major impact on our waterways.

Learn how to prevent stormwater pollution.

Check out the Stormwater Public Education Campaign “Let’s Change This to That” launch news release.

Get Involved

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 Local Grant Program 

Local Grant Program

The Clean California Local Grants Program

Funds for your local community to beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers to clean and enhance public spaces.

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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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Tell Us!

Report an area that needs litter removal by using our Customer Service Request form

Measuring Progress

Litter Collection

July 2021-June 2022

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Clean California Events and News

  • January 29 Free Dump Day (bulky-items), Mountain View Affordable Housing Community, 24551 Raymond Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • January 29 Free Dump Day Bishop-Sunland Landfill, S End of City off Sunland Reservation Road, Independence, CA 93526, 7:30 3:30 p.m
  • February 1 Deadline for Local Grant Program Project applications
  • February 5 Free Dump Day and Community Clean-up event, Stevenson Park, 17400 Lysander Drive, Carson, CA 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • February 12 Atascadero Community Clean-up, San Luis Obispo County adjacent to US 101

Clean California with Governor Gavin Newsom in Los Angeles 12/15/2021