We know it's not polite to talk trash, but it's time to address our regional trash problem and push for a trash-free Bay. Learn more about our Zero Trash Zero excuse stormwater pollution campaign.
To reduce trash that pollutes the Bay and harms wildlife, Save The Bay secures local and regional limits on plastic bags, polystyrene, and toxic tobacco litter.
Trash in the streets is trash in the Bay. Stormwater runoff is the single largest source of Bay pollution. Plastic bags, Styrofoam food containers, cigarette butts... it's not just litter, it's pollution.
Stopping this pollution at its source is the best way to keep our Bay clean.
Zero Trash, Zero Excuse
Plastic Bags and Styrofoam Bans
Toxic plastic trash pollutes our waters and harms wildlife. It's getting better. Today, more than 76 percent of Bay Area residents live in communities that have banned plastic bags and 62 percent live in communities that have banned Styrofoam.
Stop Cigarette Litter
Millions of the more than 3 billion cigarette butts littered annually wash into the Bay, polluting our water, harming wildlife, and costing taxpayers millions to clean up.
Not sure what to do with potentially hazardous household trash? Want to learn more about how clean our local beaches are?
Resources for Cities and Counties
The Clean Bay Project is a suite of the most effective pollution prevention programs developed and implemented by municipalities and recommended by Save The Bay as tools that all cities should adopt.