How Does this Program Support Our Mission?
Decreases litter and marines debris in Hawaii Island communities through litter and marine debris removal events.
Who Is This Program Best Suited For?
Open to all ages of individuals and groups e.g. schools, families, clubs and organizations on Hawai‘i Island.
When Is This Program Available?
August 1: Registration Begins
September 17 to November 12: Beach & Waterway Cleanup Events
November 26: Deadline for Cleanup Data
How Does This Program Work?
GET THE DRIFT & BAG IT! is Hawaiʻi’s contribution to the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) which started in 1986. Ocean Conservancy’s ICC engages volunteer organizations and individuals to remove trash and debris from the world’s beaches and waterways; to identify the sources of debris, and to change the behaviors that cause marine debris in the first place.
Recycle Hawaii partners with Keep Hawaii Beautiful to coordinate the Cleaups taking place on Hawaii Island. Prior to the event we supply data cards and bags to registered cleanup groups, after the event, we upload collected data from their cleanups onto the International Coastal Cleanup’s Online Data Map.
Visit www.oceanconservancy.org to download the Annual Report.
PARTICIPATE in The Get the Drift & Bag It!
To register your Beach or Waterway Cleanup, download the Get the Drift & Bag It! Registration Form.
Return completed forms to one of the following:
Mail: P.O. Box 4847, Hilo, HI 96720