Mississippi Gulf Coast Solo or Household Cleanup

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, December 31, 2022 (All day)

Location: Anywhere on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Coordinating Agency: Mississippi Coastal Cleanup Program

Contact Name: Mandy Sartain

Contact Email: amanda.sartain@msstate.edu


We are all facing some very uncertain conditions within this pandemic situation. For our program, it has limited our ability to host cleanup events that bring people together to fight a common enemy - marine debris. But it's not the MSCCP that keeps this litter-fighting warship afloat, it's our hardworking volunteers, it's YOU.

There is still so much you can do to keep marine debris from littering our environment! Little actions such as refusing single-use plastic and reusing conainers, to big actions like spread awareness and education, and of course, having a cleanup! Even though we cannot be together, we are here to provide our community and volunteers with the tools and supplies they need to take action.

How can you do this? By having a solo or household cleanup!

Spend a morning, afternoon, or a beautilful Mississippi Gulf Coast sunset removing trash from the beach.

For the foreseeable future, we will be lending out supply bins to those who are wanting to have a solo or household cleanup.

Once we receive your request, the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup team will put together a bin of supplies, giving you all you need for a successful cleanup. We will schedule a pick up and drop off time for your bin at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. You can keep your bin for ONE week before you must return it to the MSCCP.

Supply Bins will contain:

  • disposible gloves (S-XL)
  • Data Collection Pack (includes clipboards, data cards, and pencils)
  • Trash bags
  • bucket
  • first aid kit
  • trash grabbers
  • hand sanitizer

Returning your Supply Bin

Once you have completed your cleanup, bins will need to be dropped off at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center. There will be a designated spot for returning bins since the MSCCP Team will be thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing all returning supplies. 

A couple days prior to your bin return date, a member of the MSCCP Team will call, text, or email you (your preference) to remind you of the return date of your bin.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or to share any thoughts, concerns, or ideas you may have. You can reach the MSCCP Coordinator directly @ ans889@msstate.edu.

Website: Request a Bin Webpage