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DIY Cleanup



Do It Yourself #SoloCleanup

NEW FORMAT FOR 2020-2023

Do It Yourself #SoloCleanup
Do It Yourself #SoloCleanup

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DIY Cleanup



Cleanup Season: Sept. 28, 2020 - December 31, 2023

To provide ample opportunities for volunteers to help us save our beaches, we are offering a cleanup season until December 2023 by asking people to DIY.

Do your own #SoloCleanup

  • You can participate as often as you'd like! And we even have prizes for those who do the most!
  • You must adhere to all local guidelines
  • Locations can be your favorite beach, shoreline park, waterway by paddlecraft or even your neighborhood

Please read on for details and resources that allow you, your family, friends, and community an opportunity to make an impact by helping us save our beaches.

Safety Guidelines: For anyone doing their own cleanup, please review the safety guidelines and 8 Steps to doing your own cleanup below. Download the PDF. 

Supplies: If you are doing your own independent cleanup, at bare minimum you will need to BYO gloves and a garbage bag. We like these reusable and washable gloves for $1/pair at Home Depot (curbside pickup available!) Dishwashing gloves like these available at Publix are another good option. We suggest buying a reusable bucket too! **For those who are unable to provide their own supplies, we are offering gloves, buckets and sticks to borrow for pickup while supplies last. Email and we’ll let you know where you can get them!

Clean Swell: Citizen Science Data collection is a crucial component of the ICC experience. Download the app before your cleanup and log the types and amounts of trash you collect. Logging your trash in Clean Swell is required for community service hours. Checkout the CleanSwell poster or Watch the short Video for more guidance on using the app. Please remember to enter the group: Boca Save our Beaches.

Community Service Hours: To be eligible to receive community service hours for your cleanup, you must log your cleanup in Clean Swell. When you are done collecting and have submitted your data you will receive an email summary. Forward that summary along with a photo of you and your bags from the cleanup to  We will send you an electronic community service certificate within 1 week.

Contests and Prizes: We will be awarding cool prizes to the most active volunteers during the season and featuring you on our social media. Email your Clean Swell Report and photos to Use the #bocasob on your social posts!

Solo Signup: By signing up below, I acknowledge and agree to the following:

  1. I have reviewed the Safety Guidelines.
  2. I will adhere to local guidelines.
  3. I will use the CleanSwell App. 
  4. I accept Boca Save our Beaches Terms of Service and Liability Release.

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