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Traveling With Trash

Keep a Monkey Grip on Your Trash! Hang-on Hank says, "When traveling with trash, be sure it doesn't escape from your car or truck so there is no risk of it blowing into the bay."

Hang on Hank

When it comes to securing trash in your vehicle or on your boat … DON’T BLOW IT …

into the water, that is. Streets and parking lots are the biggest sources of trash pollution in the San Diego Bay. Hang-On Hank reminds us that if trash makes it into the water or even onto the shore, it sure ain’t monkey business, it’s serious business. Securing your garbage in your vehicle, covering truck beds, and using trash bags helps keep the bay a pristine waterfront - and it protects the marine life that calls San Diego Bay home. Go bananas about your bay! #ThatsMyBay


Click here and visit Trash Trooper Troy's page to learn more about how to 'stache your trash!


Thank you, San Diego!

The Port of San Diego held the first #ThatsMyBay Service Day on Thursday, September 20. We spent the day at key locations around the waterfront removing trash and debris to ensure it does not end up in San Diego Bay. Thank you to everyone who joined us!

Thank you to our sponsors: the San Diego Convention Center and EDCO



Creek to Bay Coastal Clean Up

How can you help?

  • Streets and parking lots tend to accumulate loose trash. Keeping trash off of them will help keep it out of the bay.
  • Trash may escape from car doors when getting in and out of vehicles. Keep an eye on it.
  • Be sure to use a car trash bag to prevent accidental fallout and dispose of it properly.
  • Items may easily blow out of a truck bed or boat. Keep it secure or dispose of before driving.
  • Tie down all items in truck beds, or cover them with a tarp.
  • When on a boat, keep all small items in compartments or tied down. 

Parking lot tips for businesses

  • Sweep regularly to keep areas clear of debris and dispose of it properly.
  • Capture all wash water. Discharging any water into the bay is prohibited.
  • Keep plenty of trash cans on hand, a good rule of thumb is every 10 feet.
  • Empty trash cans as soon as they are full, to keep them from overflowing.
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