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 2019, an average 5000 volunteers removed 30,000 – 40,000 pounds of trash at the 32nd Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup. Also collected were 325 cubic feet of aluminum and plastic #1 for recycling. Thank you to the hard work and dedication of leaders and volunteers who continued the recycling partnership.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.
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