Common trash from consumer goods makes up the majority of what eventually becomes marine debris, polluting our waterways and oceans. Plastics in the aquatic environment are of increasing concern because of their persistence and effect on the environment, wildlife, and human health.
Town of Bluffton Litter Cleanups
The Town of Bluffton hosts two river cleanups annually with goal of reducing the volume of trash entering the May River. These annual events attract hundreds of volunteers that help clean up the May River and areas surrounding our waterways.
When Are They?
The Town hosts two river cleanups annually, the May River Cleanup is held in the spring and the River Sweep is held in September. Both events take place at Oyster Factory Park in the heart of Bluffton’s Historic District. Visit the Town’s event calendar for up-to-date information on the Town’s two annual litter cleanups.
How Do I Sign up?
Residents are not required to sign up in advance of the Town’s litter cleanups; however if you are interested in learning more, please contact the Town’s Watershed Management Division at (843) 706-4512.
Thank You to Our Partners
The Town of Bluffton and the county-wide stormwater education consortium, Lowcountry Stormwater Partners, are grateful for all local and regional partners who make this event an annual success. Partners include:
- Hardeeville Walmart
- Bluffton Walmart
- Corner Perk
- i2 Recycle
- Waste Management
- Marshgrass Adventures
- Outside Hilton Head
- Outside Foundation
- Coastal Kingdom
- Port Royal Sound Foundation
- Coastal Conservation League
- Keep Beaufort County Beautiful
- Beaufort County Solid Waste & Recycling Division
- Beaufort County Soil and Water Conservation District
- Palmetto Pride
- Levi’s Outlet Store 234
- South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR)
- South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium