Welcome to BeachPatrol and Love Our Street

Our Purpose

BeachPatrol and Love Our Street are litter collection volunteer groups in Victoria, operating in 40+ postcodes. Groups meet monthly to pick up plastic litter from local beaches, streets or parks and meet like-minded people who are passionate about preserving our environment, wildlife, marine life and ecosystems.

The groups log their data in the LitterStopper app, which feeds into our litter collection database and the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action's LitterWatch database.

With this data, we advocate for changes that will reduce litter, raise awareness of littered beaches and streets and support local and state governments in tackling the issues. 

 

Reasons to Join BeachPatrol and Love Our street

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Pieces of Plastic Picked up and Categorised

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Total Beach and Street Cleans

6307

Beach and Street cleans

Since Jan 2014

LitterStopper app

Our free app enables anyone to log the 32 most common types of litter. Preset with BeachPatrol and Love Our Street groups, LitterStopper makes it easy for our groups and individuals to enter their collection data. The data is used for analysis by the Victorian government and can be viewed at Litterstopper.com.

Watch an Instructional video on how to use LitterStopper.

Container Deposit Scheme

The Container Deposit Scheme launched in Victoria on 1st November 2023. Beach Patrol Australia was a strong advocate over the past decade and we are pleased to see the scheme come to fruition. It is an important step towards a circular economy, and a great way for non-profits to raise funds.

Learn how you can support Beach Patrol & Love Our Street by donating your CDS refunds.

Love Our Street too

Recognising that the litter on our beaches and in the sea largely derives from sources on land, Love Our Street volunteers actively make a difference to the litter in our local public spaces. We aim to normalise litter-free places and to show by our actions that we want clean neighbourhoods

Go To My Beach

Go To My street

See what a difference BeachPatrol and Love Our Street groups have made this year so far

  • 4,644

    Kgs Of Rubbish Collected

  • 2,226

    Volunteer Hours

  • 6,953

    Bottles & Cans

Overall Totals

In this Year BeachPatrol Groups have collected

Most Common Items Collected

Chart Butt CigaretteHard Bits < 5cmFood WrapperSoft Pieces < 5cmSoft Pieces > 5cmPoly/FoamU Name ItNurdlesHard Bits > 5cmFishing Items
15983723560914480380028632720264025522134

In this Year Love Our Street Groups have collected

Most Common Items Collected

Chart Butt CigarettePoly/FoamSoft Pieces < 5cmSoft Pieces > 5cmFood WrapperCan Metal DrinkHard Bits < 5cmBottle Plastic DrinkCoffee CupBottle Top
238391257370346090239220271809162714821408

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