Maui Chapter

Beach Cleanups

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our group cleanups are on hold. Please abide by the rules and guidance put forth by our state and local government and the CDC. 

Please do solo cleanups and track your data as you go!  Take out more than you bring to the beach, and remember to tag @surfridermaui to be reposted and for a chance to with a Surfrider Maui hat.

Enter your data online! It’s easy and quick to register at and all the data our citizen scientists collect helps to inform advocacy and policy decisions.  Use this data card as you go, and enter your totals online!

Solo Beach Cleanup Guidelines

Required Guidelines for Solo Beach Cleanups

The following Surfrider Foundation rules must be followed when promoting Solo beach cleanups to your community in order to ensure individuals are equipped to make an educated, safe and mindful decision to conduct a DIY Solo cleanup while following CDC public health guidance, local beach access restrictions, and EPA recommendations for properly discarding used PPE items.  

  • Be responsible! If you are feeling sick or generally unwell, please stay indoors and heal. 
  • What to bring: mask/cloth face covering, gloves, 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer, grabbers (if you have them), 2 separate collection receptacles. 
  • Check with your local authority on beach use and access restrictions.  Select a location or a less trafficked spot with few people where you can maintain a minimum physical distance of 6 feet.  Avoid crowded areas at crowded times. 
  • Wear a mask or cloth face covering when in public per CDC recommendations
  • Wear gloves.  We cannot stress this safety precaution enough. Viruses can live on hard surfaces, and individuals should exercise extreme caution when collecting litter. Wearing gloves discourages you from touching your face or face covering. If using reusable gloves, be sure to properly sanitize between uses.  Effective sanitization of a reusable glove depends on the material.  Individuals should comply with CDC and EPA guidance on how to effectively sanitize reusable items against COVID-19.   
  • Grabbers are a good way to minimize contact between your gloves and trash items. Sanitize these after use and before transport or storage. 
  • Refrain from touching your face/self or public surfaces during the cleanup.  
  • Improperly discarded Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, masks, disinfectant wipes, or other medical waste should be handled and properly discarded following very strict protocol. It’s important that all PPE items collected are properly disposed of following CDC and EPA guidance. If you feel comfortable handling such items, use grabbers and place the PPE items in the receptacle separate from recyclables collected. Used PPE should be tightly sealed in a trash bag and discarded in a lined and secure trash receptacle. PPE items should not be recycled due to possible contamination.     
  • Remember to use hand sanitizer after the cleanup is over, then wash your hands with soap and hot water for 20 seconds as soon as you’re able to do so. 
  • Remember to properly disinfect all reusable equipment before and after the cleanup using an EPA-approved product for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


2020 Calendar & Sponsors 

Mahalo to our 2020 sponsors.  As of this writing June 1st, solo cleanups are permitted (please always follow current rules and guidelines) so we have no longer specified a location or date for cleanups that are not related to a special event, but we still want to thank our sponsors for their support of our cleanups and our mission.

January 18 | 808 Deli | Sugar Beach Cleanup

February 15 | Fork and Salad | Kahului Harbor Cleanup

March | Leilani’s On The Beach

April | Minit Medical 

May 16 | Hands Across the Sand 

June 20 | International Surfing Day 

July | Paddle Imua

August | Hawaiian Paddle Sports 

September 19 | International Coastal Cleanup 

October | Paia Bay Coffee 

November | Maui Brewing Company 

December | Jesse Grafft Memorial Cleanup