Oceanside Harbor cleanup helps slip renters dispose of unwanted items

Oceanside Harbor cleanup helps slip renters dispose of unwanted items

OCEANSIDE – The slips in Oceanside Harbor received a little spring cleaning during the first annual Dock Cleanup Day up for slip renters on Saturday, Oct. 4.

The Green Oceanside Team in partnership with Oceanside Harbor staff provided Oceanside slip renters the opportunity to spruce up their dock boxes and vessels.

According to the city, the clean up was a “great success for both slip renters and vendors” with all in attendance expressing “appreciation to the city for the chance to clean up their docks and learn about the environmental programs and services available to them.”

Vendor booths were set up nearby the harbor to allow slip renters to stop by and learn about water saving types, waste and recycling information and how to safety dispose of household hazardous waste.

Oceanside Lifeguards were on site to provide hands-only CPR demonstrations. They also offered boating safety information to the harbor’s 300 slip renters.

Goodwill collected donated items, electronic waster and provided paper shredding. AQCS Environmental collected household hazardous waste materials.

“The main objective of this event was to positively reach the boating and harbor community in Oceanside,” according to a city press release. “Oceanside slip rents are an essential part of keeping our ocean and harbor beautiful, and our Dock Cleanup Day was a step in the right direction.”

For more information about Green Oceanside events, visit greenoceanside.org.

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