Green Room: Beautify Goleta 2023 in Focus

The first Beauty Goleta event of 2023 did not disappoint. On January 28, 2023, 27 Volunteers collected 672 lbs of trash! Additionally, the Bulky Item Collection event beat previous records and included 37 vehicle drop offs totaling 14,967 lbs of bulky items collected! (Previous record was 7,966 lbs collected.) If you missed it, don’t worry, get involved in the next one on March 25 or clean up anytime using our self-guided cleanup instructions. Stay safe and report your results to be entered into a prize drawing. You can do your own self-guided cleanup or coordinate a group as a site captain. Learn more about the Captain role online and please reach out if you’d like to Captain a location for any of the dates below. 

2023 Dates

We hope you will save-the-date for these upcoming Beautify Goleta events:

  • March 25, 9am – 1pm “Spring Into Action” with Caltrans
  • April 22, 9am – 1pm “Earth Day”
  • July 22, 9am – 1pm “Put A Smile on Your Place”
  • September 23, 9am – 1pm “Coastal Cleanup Day” with Explore Ecology

Dates listed above include both a bulky item collection event and citywide community cleanup, with the exception of September which is a countywide community cleanup.

2022 Recap 

Relaunching Beautify Goleta in 2022 after the program was put on pause in 2020 due to the pandemic was a big effort made possible by this amazing community. The City would like to give a special shoutout to all the volunteers and captains that made this program what it is today. Below is a quick summary of the tremendous effort of the community in 2022, and we hope to use this as a baseline to measure progress moving forward. 

Thank you to all of those who volunteered. We are also very thankful for our partners at MarBorg Industries and Big Green Cleaning for their ongoing support. We hope you will volunteer this year and help Beautify Goleta.

Learn more about the program at or email

Pictured above: Volunteers with Waypoint Church captain Jerry Lucera