Clean California Community Days 2023

Clean California Community Days - Spring into Action March 17-27, 2023
Join us for Clean California Community Days — Spring Into Action, a volunteer service event and celebration sponsored by the Governor's Office, Caltrans, and our partners across California.

This statewide 10-day event kicks off Friday, March 17, with a big splash of activities occurring on Saturday, March 25. The goal is to work together to clean up our communities and spread the word about taking pride in keeping California clean.

Activities

Dump Day Events

Dump Day Events

Dispose of waste materials for free, avoiding landfill fees and creating equitable access to disposal options. Some Dump Days also offer additional services like tire, mattress, e-waste, and appliance recycling.

Community Clean-ups

Community Clean-ups

Take pride in your community with a local volunteer clean-up event. Join one already scheduled or plan your own. It can be a large group of people plogging at a beach or even a single person picking up around their block. Learn how you can hold a clean-up in your community here.

Festivals: Educational and Entertaining!

Festivals: Educational and Entertaining!

Celebrate your community while learning about the impacts of litter and how to properly dispose of it. These family-friendly events feature music, food, informational booths, educational games, and other opportunities to unite communities.

Tree Plantings

Tree Plantings

Planting 1,000 trees statewide to provide shade, enhance beautification of public spaces and improve air quality. A focus will be placed on plating in underserved communities.

Check out all the events

More Events

View our event map to identify when and where activities will be happening in your community. You can also sign-up to host and organize a community clean-up. Once registered, your cleanup event will appear on the statewide Clean California Community Day map. Cleanup events can be scheduled for any time from March 17-27. photo of different volunteers participating in Community Day events


Join the Movement!

How to organize a Clean California Community Days clean-up:

 
  1. Identify where your clean-up will take place, the number of volunteers, and the date of your clean-up. Events can be scheduled for any time from March 17-27.
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  3. Sign-up/register through our website.
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  5. Identify from which Caltrans Maintenance station you would like to pick up your trash bags and litter pickers while supplies last. Clean-up supplies pick-up locations and times (coming soon).
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  7. Review our Safety Fact Sheets (coming soon) on how to safely pick-up and properly dispose of litter.
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    Thumbnail image of the Keep America Beautiful Cleanup Guide
    Keep America Beautiful Cleanup Orientation
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    Clean California Cleanup Kit Card
     
  9. Review our Waste Disposal Fact Sheet (coming soon) to identify how you will properly dispose of your collected waste.
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  11. On the day of your clean-up, in addition to your trash bags and litter pickers, remember to bring water, sunscreen and other items that you may need to safely be outdoors for an extended period of time.
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  13. Before you leave your clean-up site, use this link or the QR Code (coming soon) to share pictures of you and your team abating litter and to report how many bags of litter were collected.
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  15. Celebrate the day! Thank your team, take a group picture, and share it on social media using #CleanCA, #CleanCACityName, #CleanCACommunityDays, #Caltrans. Our Mission is to inspire an actionable change in behavior for All Californians by producing a statewide event to unite and transform communities' while boosting pride, abating litter, beautifying communal spaces, and protecting the environment..
 

Our Mission is to inspire an actionable change in behavior for All Californians by producing a statewide event to unite and transform communities' while boosting pride, abating litter, beautifying communal spaces, and protecting the environment.

Community Days Links