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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.

How can I pitch in?

  • Join a local cleanup event
  • Organize your own cleanup
  • Sign up to Adopt-A-Highway
Zero litter is the goal. Let's do it together.

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 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.

Events and News

Dump Day events are until capacity is reached.

  • May and June: Dump Days – Pumice Valley Transfer Station located at the end of Dross Road, Lee Vining.
    • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday
    • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, Sunday
  • May and June: Dump Day – Bishop-Sunland Landfill on Sunland Reservation Road, Bishop. 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, Sunday - Saturday
  • May and June: D9 Inyo Big Stuff, Inyo County at the Bishop-Sunland Landfill, Sunland Reservation Road, Bishop, CA, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • May 30: Stormwater and California State Parks Foundation – Cleanup at Folsom Lake SRA in Granite Bay from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • June 3: Calafia State Beach Cleanup with Orange County Coastkeeper, Calafia State Beach: 250 Avenida Califia, San Clemente, CA, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register here!
  • June 6: Trashy Tuesday with Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, Tully Ballfields 800 Tully Rd San Jose, CA 95111, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • June 8 – 9: Clean CA at the San Diego County Fair – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard Del Mar, CA from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. each day.
  • June 10: D2 Shasta County Appliance Dump Day - Redding Transfer Station
  • June 11: D9 Pumice Valley Dump Day, Pumice Valley Landfill, at the end of Dross Road, Lee Vining, CA, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • July 15 – 16: Clean CA at the Stanislaus County Fair – 900 N Broadway, Turlock, CA from 12:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. each day.
  • June 17: Clean CA Free Dump Day, Caltrans Needles Maintenance Station, 800 San Clemente St. Needles, CA 92363, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • June 17: Dump Day and Shredding Event, Jeffrey Park and Ride, 5595 1/2 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92618, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or until capacity is reached
  • June 17: Stormwater and American River Parkway Foundation – On-Water Clean-Up from Sailor Bar to River Bend in Sacramento, 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • June 17: Stormwater and American River Parkway Foundation – Mile Steward River Cleanup at Sutter’s Landing Regional Park in Sacramento, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • June 17: Stormwater and American River Parkway Foundation – Parkway Cleanup: River District & Rotary Club of Sacramento, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • June 21 – 22: Clean CA at the Alameda County Fair – 2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8, Pleasanton, CA from 12:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. each day.
  • June 24: Free Dump Day Caltrans and the City of Paramount, Paramount Resource Recycling, 7202 Petterson Lane, Paramount CA 9073, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • July 5: “Morning After Mess” Beach Cleanup Series with San Diego Coastkeeper, various locations from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration and event information can be found at sandiego.surfrider/events
  • July 21 – 23: Clean CA at the California State Fair – 1600 Exposition Boulevard, Sacramento, CA from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. each day.
  • July 23: Stormwater and American River Parkway Foundation – On-Water Clean-Up, River Bend to Howe in Sacramento, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • August 7 – 8: Clean CA at the Sonoma County Fair – 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA from 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. each day.
  • August 13: Stormwater and American River Parkway Foundation – On-Water Clean-Up, Howe to Discovery in Sacramento, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 30 – Oct. 1: Clean CA at the Goleta Lemon Festival – 7050 Phelps Road, Goleta, CA from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Measuring Progress

Litter Collection

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