Become a citizen scientist and continue to get the trash out of the splash throughout the year. Use the Ocean Conservancy CleanSwell App to record your data. You don’t need a special event to continue to make a difference.
Alabama Debris History
In 2021, despite some rainy weather, volunteers removed 26,336 pounds of trash at the 34th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup. Also collected were 263 pounds of aluminum and plastic #1 for recycling. Thank you to the hard work and dedication of leaders and volunteers who continue to make progress towards keeping our coast cleaner.VOLUNTEER NOW FACT SHEET
What you can do everyday to prevent marine debrisData from the International Coastal Cleanup, gathered by The Ocean Conservancy, has shown us what we can do to help prevent the runoff of trash into local waterways. You can make a difference everyday.
Recycle used and discarded fishing line
To protect swimmers, divers, marine animals, and boat motors, please recycle your fishing line. Discarded monofilament fishing line takes more than 600 years before it starts to biodegrade, and putting it in the garbage will not keep it out of our local waterways. Recycle your fishing line at one of the White PVC Bins (Monofilamant and Recycling bins) located at the sites below.
Baldwin County Indoor BinsGulf Shores Marine Resource Office
Mobile County Indoor BinsDauphin Island Marine Resources Office Southern Bama Shop
Baldwin County Outdoor BinsBoggy Point Ramp Cotton Bayou Ramp Fort Morgan Ramp Canal Park Ramp Weeks Bay Big Bob’s Scott’s Landing Alabama Point (4 bins) Lake Shelby at Gulf State Park (5 bins) Sportsman Marina
Mobile County Outdoor BinsDauphin Island Pier Dauphin Island Campground Dauphin Island East End Pier Little Billy Goat Hole Ramp Dauphin Island Marina River Delta Marina Helen Wood Park
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