Community Cleanups

I Love A Clean San Diego is the go-to resource for beach and inland cleanups across San Diego County. We build awareness and invite the community’s enthusiastic support. We’ve created a lot of momentum over the last sixty two years, bringing the best in all of us together for a lasting impact on our region. We are passion in action.

As with all of our volunteer events, we encourage you to bring your own reusable cleanup supplies—buckets, gloves and water bottles—though we’ll have extras on hand, too. Each volunteer will need to have a signed waiver form, and volunteers under the age of 18 will need an additional parent/guardian signature.

Upcoming Events hosted by I Love A Clean San Diego:

Morning After Mess
Tuesday July 5th, 8am-11am
3106 Mission Blvd. 92109 - Map

Register here!
Event Waiver

Every year thousands of people flock to our beautiful beaches for the summer holidays, and each year tons of trash is left behind. Help ILACSD clean up the trash left at Mission Beach before it can reach our ocean. Volunteers will meet near Belmont Park to pick up litter left over from the 4th of July weekend.

Rubio’s CoastFest 2016
Saturday, July 16th, 10am-11am
1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054 - map
Register here!
Event waiver

Save the date for Rubio’s CoastFest! Kicking off at 10am, volunteers will join Rubio’s and I Love A Clean San Diego for a beach cleanup, wrapping up at 11am. Following the cleanup from 11am-2pm, volunteers can join in on CoastFest’s celebration of the ocean with live music, complimentary food and drinks, and dozens of activities for all ages. More details to come!

Coastal Cleanup Day Packing Party
Mon. August 15th – Thurs. August 18th from 9am-4pm

ILACSD Office - 2508 Historic Decatur Rd.

Our annual Coastal Cleanup Day is drawing closer with registration opening August 1st for over 100 sites county-wide! In order to have all of the supplies ready for our site captains, we need your help assemblying boxes with gloves, trash bags, and other supplies. This is a great teambuilding experience for coworkers, families, or anyone looking to help!

You can come in for a few hours or a full day if you please! Volunteer service forms will be available. If this interests you, please contact Lauren Short at or 619-704-2772 to sign up!

Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 17th 9am-Noon
100+ Sites Countywide!
Registration opens August 1st

I Love A Clean San Diego invites you to save the date for the 32nd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17th! Join 8,000 volunteers for this countywide cleanup project as we beautify 100+ cleanup sites countywide. At last year's event, volunteers removed 190,000 pounds of debris and participated in beautification projects like invasive plant removal, trail building, painting, and planting. Registration will open on August 1 at If you are interested in leading a site for Coastal Cleanup Day, please contact

When you register, consider taking the Bring Your Own (B.Y.O.) pledge, and make a commitment to bring at least one reusable cleanup item with you. Whether it’s a plastic bucket to hold trash, work gloves or a reusable water bottle, you’ll be able to help cut down on the amount of waste generated by such a large event. Each volunteer will need to have a signed waiver form (coming soon), and volunteers under the age of 18 will need an additional parent/guardian signature.

Beautify Chula Vista Day
Saturday, October 15th 8:30am-12pm
Discovery Park and Memorial Day Park

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 15th from 8:30AM-12PM to help the City of Chula Vista and ILACSD celebrate Beautify Chula Vista Day! This event has two locations to choose from: Discovery Park and Memorial Park. Celebrating the 14th year of the event, we are looking to broaden our reach and impact in Chula Vista! Last year 721 volunteers picked up litter, painted out graffiti, and removed invasive plant species. The grand total of debris and trash removed last year was a staggering 14,320 pounds! Come help keep Chula Vista beautiful! For more information, visit


Upcoming Events hosted by ILACSD partners:

Looking for additonal volunteer hours? Below are courtesy postings for events not coordinated by I Love A Clean San Diego. If you'd like to volunteer for these, please contact the person listed in the descriptions below, not ILACSD.

Attend and be heard at one of the Unincorporated San Diego County community input events:

Monday, June 27, 2016
County Operations Center Chambers, 5520 Overland Ave, San Diego
Residents and businesses: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Meeting will also be
webcast live

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
4S Ranch Library, 10433 Reserve Dr., San Diego
Businesses: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Residents: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Rancho San Diego Library, 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon
Businesses: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Residents: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Bring old batteries for recycling to
this location only

If you are unable to attend in person, please take a moment to share your thoughts by taking this brief survey:

For more information, visit

Looking for independent 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.