Beach Patrol 3193

Our 3193 Beach Patrols
are held 10am on the first Saturday of each month (except January)

* (subject to Covid restrictions being lifted – please check our Facebook page)

The Litter App

Collect & Record your own Litter whenever you feel like it

Download the Litter Stopper App

Log the collected rubbish information in the app

App Instructions

  1. Press Start Clean
  2. Select Beach Patrol or add in your own details
  3. Select Begin Without Timer
  4. Type in Your Location and postcode 
  5. Choose your Type of Cleaning area 
  6. Select Standard BP/LOS Clean to enter bottles/cans and coffee cups in all your collected rubbish. Finish collection when done.
  7. Follow the prompts in the app to enter details
  8. Hit Submit and upload photo (if you wish)

If experiencing difficulty refer to instructions on each page. 

Make sure you dispose of waste appropriately – rubbish in the rubbish bins, recycling in the recycling bins – you know the drill. If in doubt about touching any object, please just leave it where it is. Data will be published on a week after the event.

We advocate

Banning single use plastic bags (now introduced throughout Australia, including Victoria)

A 10c container deposit scheme (due to commence in Victoria in 2023 – now used in all other Australian states)

Remediation work of rivers up-stream, and drains, to prevent pollution reaching the Bay.

Port Phillip Bay Litter

Over 95% of the litter on our beaches and in the Bay comes from within the Bay catchment area itself, not from the outside ocean – from the Yarra and Maribrynong rivers, other creeks and storm drains

It is within our own control to reduce our litter

Most of this pollution comes down the Yarra River and washes up on beaches through the ‘Yarra Plume’ phenomenon

Check to see what types and amounts of litter we collect

Birds Plastics 1

Oceans of Plastic – Plastics Pollution

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the earth’s oceans than weight of fish! (World Economic Forum, 2016)

Plastic material is the most common litter we collect

Plastics are now one of our greatest threats to bird and marine life. They kill sea birds, fish, turtles, and other marine life; creatures that ingest or get caught in plastic die a slow, painful death

Heavy metals adhere to plastics and cause health problems in the whole food chain – including to humans

Plastics are so ubiquitous we don’t even notice them. Plastic bags, bottles, nappies balloons, cigarette butts – very little gets into recycling.  They blow around, end up down drains, and invariably end up in our Bay and the oceans.  

We need to recycle our plastics. If everyone does just a little bit, we can solve this problem.

Further information

* Covid Rules

Please do not attend our Beach Patrol if you are feeling unwell or displaying the slightest Covid-type symptoms.

We obey all Victorian Government Covid requirements.  So, we may cancel group Beach Patrols from time to time, due to lockdown or Covid number restrictions.

Please get tested and get vaccinated as soon as you can to help us all stay out of lockdown.

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