New York State Beach Cleanup

Sponsored by the American Littoral Society - Northeast Chapter

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REGISTRATION FOR THE
2022 NEW YORK STATE
BEACH CLEANUP IS NOW OPEN!!!!

 

Thanks to all who registered, documented and submitted
their results for the 2021 New York State Beach Cleanup!!!

 

Below is a list of the top twelve (Dirty Dozen) items found
during the 2021 New York State Beach Cleanup.

Dirty Dozen
ItemAmount
Plastic Pieces19,435
Cigarette Butts17,544
Bottle Caps (Plastic)10,724
Food Wrappers (Candy, Chips, etc.)9,158
Straws, Stirrers6,290
Glass Pieces5,338
Beverage Bottles (Plastic)5,297
Bottle Caps (Metal)4,505
Foam Pieces4,262
Beverage Cans3,632
Lids (Plastic)2,691
Grocery Bags (Plastic)2,563


In 2021, 4,014 volunteers, coordinated by the American Littoral Society, cleaned and documented 42,443 pounds of debris along 191 miles of New York State's shoreline.


To find out more about how the New York State Beach Cleanup works, click here!

Ocean Conservancy: Organizes/supports the state and country coordinators.
State Coordinator: Organizes the Cleanup at the state level.
Country Coordinator: Organizes the Cleanup at the country level.
Site/Beach Captain: Oversees the Cleanup at a single location/site