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Beach cleaning events

Organising a beach clean

Anyone can clean a beach in Jersey. 

If you are organising a group of people to clean a beach then you will need permission from:

  • the Parish (or Parishes) where the beach clean will happen
  • the Bailiff's Chamber​
  • parents of any children who are taking part without them

You need to carry out a risk assessment for the activity. You must also ​​know the tides for the date and time you're planning your beach clean. 

Other things your risk assessment should include will be:

  • supervising children
  • monitoring the weather
  • preventing sunburn / hypothermia
  • preventing accidents and incidents
  • first aid

Remember, dogs must be on a lead between 10.30am and 6pm between 1 May and 30 September.

Share your photos with us on our social media.

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Email the eco active team

Equipment

You don't need any special equipment to clean a beach, other than something to put the rubbish in. ​Most people use gloves eg gardening gloves. 

You will need a first aid kit and access to some fresh drinking water.

It is unlikely that you would find any sharp objects eg needles when you are cleaning a beach. But it's a good idea to get a sharps box for the event just in case. You can get a sharps box from a pharmacy.

You will also need to take photos, so that you can share these on our social media pages.

Getting rid of the litter you collect

Email the cleaning team in Growth, Housing and Environment before your clean,​​ so that they know if there will be extra waste to collect. They ​​​will want to know your start and end point and where you'd like the litter collected from. 

If you are separating recyclable waste you will need to take that away for recycling.

Beach litter monitoring

There are many organisations who can help you with your beach clean. Most will check the litter found and will keep records. We can put you in touch with organisations.

Email the eco active team

Sea water monitoring

Sea water at 14 of the most popular beaches around Jersey is checked ​​weekly between mid May and the end of September. Monitoring and analysis of samples conforms to strict European standards.

Visit the sea water monitoring webpage for more information and to see monitoring results.

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