Great Islands Clean-up

2019 Great Islands Clean-up on San Juan Island April 20!

Help make San Juan Island “Plastic Free by the Sea”! This year’s Great Islands Clean-up is on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Join the county-wide greening event and collect litter from public beaches and roadways.

Pick-up your trash collection equipment at the central meet location next to Bonnie’s Creative Passions at 635 Spring Street in Friday Harbor from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is also a drop-in beach clean-up at South Beach via Pickett’s Lane from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you would like to be assigned to a clean-up location ahead of time, contact Katie Fleming at or 360-378-2319. Bags, grabbers, safety vests and latex gloves will also be available at the San Juan County Public Works office on Spring Street during the week before the event.

The Stewardship Network of the San Juans and San Juan Island Brewing Company are co-sponsoring a thank you party for clean-up participants at the brewery (410 A St.) in Friday Harbor. Bring a picture of you participating in the clean-up and you will get one pint of beer for a dollar between 3 and 5 p.m. There will also be a raffle for people of all ages including prizes from the Stewardship Network members.

Litter picker-uppers will be asked to join the recycling diversion challenge this year. We are seeing how much of the collected litter can be diverted to recycling. Please help us sort any clean recycled material from your roadside or beach litter. If you have questions about what is recyclable, there will be people on hand to help you. Be sure to bring back what you collect for the diversion challenge to the central meet location at 635 Spring Street by 2 p.m. 

There will be litter clean-up events happening on Orcas, San Juan, Lopez and Shaw Islands. Visit for more information about the events on all this islands.

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 5:46 am by

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