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

Through Clean California, Caltrans is making a serious investment in litter collection, community engagement and education to ultimately transform unsightly roadsides into spaces of pride for all Californians. It takes direct aim at the continuous trash generation that has overwhelmed the significant investment of time and resources by Caltrans and its partners collecting, recycling, and disposing of litter and hazardous waste.

Local Grant Program

As part of Clean California, Caltrans is developing the Clean California Local Grant Program. The two-year local grant program includes approximately $296 million for local communities to beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers to clean and enhance public spaces..

Learn more about the Clean California Local Grants Program.

Stakeholder Guidelines Workshop

Stakeholders are invited to participate in two workshops designed to support the development of the guidelines for the Clean California Local Grants Program.

Learn more about the Workshops.

Engage & Invest in Communities

Create jobs and support local artists while cleaning and beautifying local roads through community grants.

Learn more about the
Clean California
Local Grant Program


Drive a cultural shift of shared responsibility for the cleanliness of our roadways through litter prevention education campaigns that focus on properly throwing away trash and the impact littering has on natural resources, waterways, public safety and health.

Expand Litter Pick-Up

Significantly reduce trash from state highways and local roads by strengthening trash collection by Caltrans, community service programs and local volunteers. Increase access to waste facilities and provide free monthly disposal sites throughout the state.

To report an area that needs litter removal, please submit a
Customer Service Request.

Enhance Infrastructure

Implement sustainable beautification projects that improve safety and transform dividing highways into spaces that unify communities.

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