OCEAN CITY, NJ — Rain or shine, Clean Ocean Action’s annual beach cleanup will return to Ocean City on Saturday.
The cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants should come to the Music Pier to register and pick up supplies like gloves and trash bags.
“You may arrive when it is convenient for you - anytime during that time frame. If you are a group – please note that one ‘representative’ can register and get the supplies for everyone in the group, if you choose to,” officials said.
Participants can also pre-register and pick up their supplies on Friday at the Henry Knight Building between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The building’s address is 115 12th Street or the corner of 12th and Haven Avenue.
Participants will be given black bags and clear bags — black is for trash and clear is for recyclables. People can leave their bags on the beach once they have finished their sweep.
“We ask that when you enter your beach that you clean a half block north and a half block south of your street entry point,” officials said. “If time and energy allows & you see a need – you are certainly welcome to go further!”
Bags of trash do not need to be brought to the street end or boardwalk as there will be Public Works staff driving the beach to collect the bags and any other debris.
Participants will also receive data cards for people to mark the items they find, total the numbers and turn in the card at the Music Pier on Saturday, by mail to the address on the card or by email.
The data will be forwarded to Clean Ocean Action and New Jersey Clean Communities to be used to support their education and obtain funding for their purpose of trying to prevent the further pollution of beaches and waterways.
Officials remind participants to stay off the dunes during the sweep.
“If you can collect whatever it may be you see, by reaching from the outside, that’s fine. But do not go on the dune itself. If there is something to be collected that you cannot reach – let us know the location and we will see that DPW staff retrieves it” officials said.
Participants are also urged not to pick up anything dangerous, hazardous, decaying or extremely heavy. Instead, notify DPW staff of the item and its location so they can collect it.
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