Trash Policy Toolkit

Trash Policy Toolkit

We’ve banned the bag and skipped the straw. Now it’s time to stop the flow of all the rest of the garbage that trashes our beaches and waterways.

California Coastkeeper Alliance led the effort to put a law on the books to make cities and counties upgrade storm drains to screen out plastic bottles, cigarette butts, and other debris. Now we need your help to ensure that your community leads the way in solving its trash problem.

We developed this toolkit to help you learn more about #TrashFree2030 so you can advocate to your city council, regional water board, and community. The first section below includes technical resources while the second provides communication tools.

Let us know if there are other ways we can help you get the word out and reach our #TrashFree2030 goal.

Learn More

Trash Policy Guide – Trash Policy 101

Trash Policy Briefer – Deeper dive into the details

Talking Points – Chat with your city council, regional water board, and community members

Monitoring Memo – Why monitoring matters

California Trash Hot Spots: Homeless Encampment Clean-Up Programs Overview

California Trash Hot Spots: Homeless Encampment Clean-Up Programs Best Practices

Additional Resources – Lots of links

Watch and Learn

Russian Riverkeeper/Clean River Alliance Trash Hot Spot Webinar (May 9, 2018)

2NDNATURE Trash Monitoring Compliance Briefing (November 13, 2018)

California Coastkeeper Alliance Trash Policy Briefing (March 19, 2018)

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Spread the Word

Sample Social Media Posts – Get the word out

Sample Social Media Graphic – #TrashFree2030

Social Media Graphic Template – Customize your own #TrashFree2030 graphic

Coastal Cleanup Graphic Template – Advertise your Coastal Cleanup event

Briefing Slides  (.ppt download) – Presentation for your next big talk

Newsletter Template (.doc download) – Share with your members

Action Alert (.doc download) – Activate your members

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