Have you ever found yourself at a park or beach and felt helpless in the battle against litter? Well, thanks to a new program from I Love A Clean San Diego, you can take action by grabbing a trash bag and glove from our new Do-It-Yourself cleanup receptacles!
This exciting pilot effort, an extension of our popular Adopt-A-Beach program, is the first of its kind in California. This week, ILACSD unveiled its custom-designed DIY cleanup receptacles, which are silver cylinders stocked with trash bags and gloves so that community members can clean up litter right when they see it. There are 3 receptacles in Mission Bay—at De Anza Cove, Playa Pacifica, and Crown Point Shores—and we hope to get more into the community soon. Special thanks to the California Coastal Commission for providing the funding to get this project off the ground!
Our friends at the San Diego Park and Recreation Department helped us to install these receptacles at popular barbecue and recreation gazebos. We often hear from volunteers who say they try to pick up after others while out in the community. This DIY program will make it easy and convenient for anyone to make a difference in preventing harmful litter from making its way to the Pacific Ocean.
We hope to see some of you taking action in Mission Bay soon!