Alabama Coastal Cleanup Get Involved

Citizen Scientist

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.


What you can do everyday to prevent marine debris

Data 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 when possible and be aware of individual guidelines of each facility on how to properly recycle.
Keep reusable grocery bags in the car to reduce the number of disposable bags.
Make sure your debris is bagged and removed during beach trips, picnics, games, or fishing and boating trips.
Pick up litter when you see it and dispose of it properly.
If you smoke, plan ahead to dispose your cigarette filters, cigar tips, and packaging.
Dispose of medical and hygiene products properly. Do not flush them.
Report debris that you suspect may have been illegally dumped.
Choose to participate in cleanups and conservation efforts with your time or monetary donations.

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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 Bins
Gulf Shores Marine Resource Office
Mobile County Indoor Bins
Dauphin Island Marine Resources Office Southern Bama Shop
Baldwin County Outdoor Bins
Boggy 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 Bins
Dauphin 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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