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ZeroTrash is a community clean-up project committed to reducing waste, ridding city streets of trash, supporting local business and fostering a sense of environmental responsibility.

It all started with ZeroTrash Laguna on October 6, 2007 when Laguna Beach resident, Chip McDermott, got sick of seeing trash in the streets and decided to do something about it. He rallied together local residents and businesses to create what is now known as our 1st Saturday program. Today, at 10am on the 1st Saturday of every month, local business owners (our storefront supporters) provide residents with food, coffee, t-shirts and trash pickers and together we clean up the town.

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  1. April 7, 2009 11:44 pm

    very nice job eric. thanks for your hard work on this, bud. On to El Ranchito Newport penn!

  2. May 21, 2009 9:51 pm

    I writing a little segment for my June 1st newsletter about Chip and the movement. It comes out June 1st so I hope people will come out to join you on Sat. I wanted to know if there are prizes awarded to the group that collects the most trash and if I could quote Chip by saying, “If we can raise awareness with our signs and our Saturday events perhaps we can help put a stop to the problem itself – “littering” ( Is that O.K.?) You can call me at (949) 395 -1469, my name is Lisa Farber. Thank you.

  3. May 27, 2009 12:37 pm

    Love what you’re doing. We’re about to start in NYC. Any tips would be appreciated!

    • June 3, 2009 4:57 pm

      hey steve
      we’re are rolling out the ZeroTrash umbrella & communities within 3 months.
      would love to have ZeroTrash Chelsea, ZeroTrash Grammercy Park, ZT Washington Square, Hell’s Kitchen, etc

      we have a branded model we’d love you to adopt. if you can get a couple big LOCAL businesses to sponsor for the exposure, as we did we can send you a starter kit of ZT shirts, bags, ‘pickers,’ etc.

      let’s chat, bro
      best, chip

  4. July 2, 2009 3:41 pm

    Great blog and effort to clean up! We need more community clean up campaigns. I would love to tell you guys about a national site that is devoted to keeping things out of landfills. It facilitates the reuse of items for free. Please check out I think you will dig it.

    • Eric permalink*
      July 7, 2009 5:58 pm

      Very cool, Bruce. Thanks for the link!

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