The ZeroTrash Mission


Our signature community clean-up event on the 1st SATURDAY of every month. Click here to see where to meet up in your city.

ZeroTrash is a community clean-up project committed to ridding city streets of trash, reducing waste, supporting local business and taking personal responsibility for the environment.

1stSATURDAY Our signature community clean-up event, 1st Saturday rallies the community to local businesses to clean the streets and receive discounts.

AdADVOCACY ZeroTrash also advocates for local governments to provide a greater infrastructure for public recycling, trash and cigarette butt disposal.

EdEDUCATION “Trash Talks” are hands-on school assemblies teaching kids to take personal responsibility in reducing waste & re-enforcing recycling habits. We can do better than landfills!

ITall started with ZeroTrash Laguna on October 6, 2007 when Laguna Beach resident Chip McDermott got sick of seeing trash all over the streets and decided to do something about it. He rallied together with local businesses to create what is now known as the 1st Saturday program. At 10am on the 1st Saturday of every month, local business owners (our storefront supporters) provide volunteers with food, coffee and trash pickers, and together we clean up the streets of our cities.

Running Total

To date, the ZeroTrash organization has removed over 150,000 pounds of trash from Laguna’s streets.

Last Month

Last month alone, ZeroTrash removed 167 pounds of trash from Laguna’s streets.

Next Event

The next ZeroTrash event: 1st Saturday April 5 (Always 10am to Noon) Launching ZeroTrash Rancho Santa Margarita from Panera Bread.   Click here for details to come on out and “Pick It Up!” with us.