Community Cleanups

I Love A Clean San Diego is the go-to resource for beach and inland cleanups across San Diego County. Our volunteers pick up an average of 1 million pounds of trash and debris every two years! These cleanups are a great way to take action in your community, as well as get community service hours while helping your local environment.

Upcoming Events:

Councilmember Alvarez's Office & Fire Station 6 Cleanup
Saturday, November 22nd from 9:30AM-1PM
Fire Station 6, 693 Twining Avenue

This is cleanup event is being hosted by Councilmember Alvarez's Office of District 8 and Fire Station 6 in efforts to remove graffiti from the neighborhood. Palm Avenue is a gateway to the Otay Mesa-Nestor community, and the hosts of the event encourage residents to take action against graffiti vandalism to help keep our neighborhoods safe and maintained. This is also a great opportunity for community members to become familiar with your local officials and neighborhood fire station.

NOTE: This event is not organized by I Love Clean San Diego. For more information, please contact Councilmember Alvarez's office, District 8.

Zero Waste Cleanup
Saturday, December 6 from 10am-12pm
Cannon Park, 5000 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad 92008
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Help support San Diego’s efforts to move toward a goal of zero waste by volunteering at ILACSD’s Zero Waste Cleanup! This cleanup event will help us to kick off our new Zero Waste Cleanup option through our Adopt-A-Beach program — you can now plan your own zero waste event on your own! Volunteers should bring their own reusable supplies to support our zero waste efforts: buckets for litter, gardening gloves, and a reusable water bottle. We’ll have some extra supplies on site in case you don’t have your own.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome, though minors under the age of 18 require a parent or guardian signature on their waiver form. Service forms will be available at the end of the event, and our staff can sign off on paperwork to verify volunteer hours. For more information, contact Lexi Ambrogi at or 619-704-2778.

20th Annual Christmas Extravaganza
December 24, 2014 from 4PM-9PM
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation – 404 Euclid Ave. 92114

Looking to give back this holiday season? Our friends at Shaback Inc. are hosting their 20th Annual Christmas Extravaganza on Christmas Eve. They’ll be handing out food, gifts, and more to thousands of San Diegans in need. They’re looking for volunteers to help clean up and make sure the neighborhood is litter-free after the event. Additional service hours are available at an optional training meeting on November 24. If you’re interested in helping out, contact Netreia Carroll at 858-380-4238.

NOTE: This event is not organized by I Love Clean San Diego.

Looking for ongoing volunteer projects?

If you would like to get started volunteering right away, check out volunteer programs like Adopt-A-Beach at, or check out our Storm Drain Stenciling program.