On Saturday, Sept. 15, thousands of Californians will descend on the state's beaches, parks, and riverbanks to collect trash.
Their efforts are part of the annual Coastal Cleanup Day, a global campaign to remove debris from the environment.
During last year's Cleanup, which falls on the third Saturday of September, California volunteers picked up 800,000 pounds of trash and recyclables in only three hours.
The collected trash is then tallied to raise awareness about major pollution challenges.
Food wrappers, lids, paper and plastic bags are among the most common items collected, in addition to the number one item picked up: cigarette butts.