Osprey serves as recycling partner at 34th annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup

Five green mesh bags are shown holding a variety of aluminum cans. They are pictured in front of a black trailer completely full of plastic bottles. All items were picked up from litter cleanups and are heading to recycling.

The Osprey Initiative team was proud to once again serve as the recycling partner for the 34th annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup.

Volunteers spent their morning on Saturday, September 18 at 25 different cleanup sites across lower Alabama. The event is the state’s largest annual volunteer event, with volunteers cleaning up neighborhoods, parks, streets, storm drains, and more. Over 100,000 volunteers have assisted in the event since Alabama joined the International Coastal Cleanup in 1987.

Osprey handled recycling for all 25 sites, which resulted in a large haul of aluminum cans and plastic bottles. In total, there were 2,757 aluminum cans and 3,696 plastic bottles removed and headed to a recycling facility.

The event was a success thanks to the support of Alabama PALS, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Coca-Cola United, Every Bottle Back, Mobile Baykeeper, 3Mile Creek Partnership, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Dog River Clearwater Revival, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, The Peninsula of Mobile, Thompson Engineering, and Mobile County!

Learn more about Osprey’s tactical cleanups and how we invest in our communities through our Give Five program.


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The patented Litter Gitter is a tactical in-stream litter collection device used to intercept floating litter from stormwater runoff. The Osprey team handles all aspects of installing and maintaining these “trash traps” and compiles data on the items caught in them, recycling as much of the litter as possible.