6. Where do I take the trash I pick up? There are four county facilities to take beach trash. Coupeville Solid Waste, Camano Transfer Station, Bay view Solid Waste, and North Whidbey Solid Waste.
7. Is it important to log in my cleanup efforts? Yes, this is information we report back to the Department of Ecology and is essential for us to continue the program.
8. Where do I log in to record my clean-ups? We use the Beach Litter Tracker spreadsheet to track clean-up data.
9. Is there anywhere we are not allowed to pick up? We are not permitted to pick up litter near the Naval base or in unsafe or precarious situations.
10. Are there items we cannot pick up from the beach? We do not pick up creosote logs or wood generally; plastics are our priority.
11. What can we do about items on the beach not covered by this program (derelict vessels, creosote items, etc.)? See August Newsletter for details.
12. Can I take large items, i.e., tires, creosote logs, and Styrofoam, to the satellite drop boxes (Bayview, Oak Harbor)? Large items should be taken to the Coupeville Transfer Station. The exception is Styrofoam, which is only accepted at Freeland DTG at this time.
13. What is the Purple Card Program? Funded by the Department of Ecology, the Purple Card Program gives volunteers the freedom to beach clean at their convenience. All beach related litter can then be taken to a transfer station free of charge to the volunteer.
14. How do I get a purple card? You can see Kacie Dominici at the front desk or by email.
15. Can I use my purple card for the trash I pick up on the roadside and on the beaches? Yes, the CLCP Dept of Ecology grant covers roadside and beach litter. It does not cover commercial or household trash.
16. Can I use my purple card at Bayview or Oak Harbor? Yes, you may use it at any of the four Island County facilities listed above.
17. Can I use my purple card for household or property trash? No. The Ecology Grant specifically covers roadside and beach litter. It does not cover household or commercial waste.