Trash Bags and Gloves Available for Volunteers

East Hampton Town will provide trash bags and gloves to volunteers pitching in on Saturday for the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day.

Individuals and groups have been invited to collect trash on any beach. Participants will be asked to fill out an Ocean Conservancy data collection form, which the town will provide, to record the type of debris found. The information will be used by the organization to identify debris “hotspots” and issues, raise awareness, and help communities adopt policies that will contribute to cleaner oceans.

Gloves, bags, and forms can be picked up during business hours at the town board office at East Hampton Town Hall through Friday. Trash bags can be left by the town’s garbage cans at beaches for pickup. Participants have been asked to document their efforts with photos and to e-mail them to Councilwoman Sylvia Overby at for posting on the town’s website.