Fighting for Trash Free Seas®

Ending the flow of trash at the source


Meet Clean Swell®

Our trash collection mobile app

Join a global movement to keep beaches, waterways and the ocean trash free. Head out to your favorite beach and use the app to easily record each item of trash you collect. Then share your effort with family and friends.



About Clean Swell®

Join a global movement to keep beaches, waterways and the ocean trash free.

Using the Clean Swell® app will surely make recording your trash pickup progress fun and simple!

With Clean Swell®, simply “Start Collecting” trash wherever you are around the world and the data you collect will instantaneously upload to Ocean Conservancy’s global ocean trash database. These data deliver a global snapshot of ocean trash, providing researchers and policy makers insight to inform solutions. Join the thousands of International Coastal Cleanup™ volunteers who are working for a cleaner ocean by picking up the millions of pounds of trash that wash onto beaches and into waterways around the world. You can even check out your Cleanup history anytime to see how you’ve helped make our ocean a cleaner and healthier ecosystem


With the Clean Swell® app, you can:

  • Record every item of trash you collect.
  • Share your Cleanup results and impact with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email.
  • Track your total distance cleaned.
  • See the total weight of the trash you collect.
  • Earn badges based on the type and quantity of trash and cleanups you do, like the Sea Turtle Saver!
  • Keep a historical record of your Cleanup efforts.
  • Contribute to ocean trash solutions by providing data to a global database, which helps us identify trash trends.
  • Learn scientific facts about the impact of trash on ocean animals and what you can do to help.

Share Clean Swell® with your cleanup volunteers! Download a simple How-To-Use Clean Swell® poster here or see our handy tips below.

How to Use Clean Swell®

4 Simple Steps to Count & Clean


Download & Sign In

  • Download for free on any mobile device.
  • Add your email and create a password.
  • You’re ready to go!


Collect & Record

  • Confirm the number of people on your team and start collecting.
  • Tap the icons to record what you are finding.
  • Snap photos of your cleanup using the camera icon.
  • Click “Done Collecting” when you are finished.


Review & Submit

  • Confirm the details (date, number of people) are correct.
  • Add a group name. Check with your cleanup leader for details.
  • Submit! Your data will immediately upload to the ICC database and help inform solutions.


Celebrate & Share

  • Congratulations on a job whale done!
  • Thank you for your hard work, now go ahead and brag about it on social media.
  • Did you earn a badge? Excellent, the more you collect, the more you earn!

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