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:

Storm Drain Stenciling Day
Saturday, November 1 from 10am - 12noon
San Carlos Recreation Center, 6445 Lake Badin Ave, San Diego 92119 - map

Come out and join I Love A Clean San Diego and our partners at City of San Diego Stormwater & Transportation Department - Think Blue for a festive post-Halloween Storm Drain Stenciling Day! We will clean up Halloween candy wrappers and other litter, and paint a bilingual litter prevention message along sidewalks to educate passersby and ensure the area is left clean in the future.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but minors under the age of eighteen require a parent or guardian signature on their form, and must be supervised by an adult for the event. All supplies are provided, but we strong encourage our volunteers to bring your own reusable water bottle, bucket to collect litter, and gardening or work gloves. Volunteers should wear comfortable closed toed shoes, and comfortable clothes that you can paint in.

Service forms will be available at the end of the event, or staff can sign paperwork to verify volunteer hours. For more information, contact Lexi Ambrogi at or 619-704-2778.

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.