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D2O FAQ's

Q: What does Drains to Ocean do?
A: D2O is a web portal that allows people to create their own "Street Cleanups" (coming soon) in locations of their own choice. Typically people like to create street cleanups in their own neighborhoods. Doing this helps keep local drains clean, which prevents all that litter they pickup from ever reaching our rivers, lakes, beaches and oceans. We also have multiple education programs throughout the year which you can view by clicking the programs tab at the top of the page.

Q: Do I need a permit to clean the street in my neighborhood?
A: Not necessarily, but always use extreme caution and use the buddy system when cleaning gutters. Never attempt to pickup litter that is on the highway as you risk of being hit by oncoming traffic. You are on your own so please be safe. (Private Communities may require a permit to cleanup the neighborhood, its up to you to check with them 1st)

Q: Should we use plastic bags to pickup litter from the streets?
A: We always suggest "not" using plastic bags as they are One Time Use Plastic (not reusable). A good way to pickup litter is by bringing a reusable bucket or reusable grocery bag (always wash these after litter has been inside them). Wholefoods and Mothers carry Biodegradable Plastic waste bags that can be filled up at the end of your street cleanup. We also encourage the use of reusable gloves for safety.

Q. Can we create Beach Cleanups from your website?
A. That is a big NO. You cannot create a beach cleanup from the D2O website. All City and State beaches require permits for running beach cleanups. We suggest you visit our friends over at Surfrider.org to find a beach cleanup near you. Note: D2O sponsors multiple beach cleanups in Huntington Beach each year. Visit www.hsbsurfrider.org for more info.

Enjoy your street cleanup, be safe, and just know you are doing something good for our earth.

[Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and adult]

Drains to Ocean is a grass roots, non-profit organization with a mission to keep pollution from flowing into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. We believe that every drain matters. Our goal is to create awareness by educating the public and empowering local networks of active volunteers to participate in worldwide street cleanups.

Dont forget t post your cleanup images on https://www.facebook.com/drainstoocean and tag #drainstoocean and @drainstoocean

 

More FAQ's coming soon...

 

Drains to Ocean is a grass roots, non-profit organization with a mission to keep pollution from flowing into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. We believe that every drain matters. Our goal is to create awareness by educating the public and empowering local networks of active volunteers to participate in worldwide street cleanups.

Header Photo: ©Judah Mehler