Marine Debris Database

Cleanup Data

Protocol Description
Year Started
Created By
Washington Department of Natural Resources


Label Unit Description Internal Field
55-Gallon Drums Count Number of 55 Gallon Drums 55_gallon_drums
6-Pack Holders Count Plastic_6_pack_rings
Aluminum Cans Count Metal_beverage_cans
Appliances Count Home_appliances
Area Cleaned (ft2) square feet Total area covered by cleanup Cleanup_area
Bags Count General_bags
Bait Containers Count General_fishing_bait_containers
Balloons Count Number of balloons Balloon
Batteries Count Small_batteries
Beach Name Text REQUIRED for sites - Name of event site. Cleanup_site_name
Beach Width (ft) feet Width of beach Beach Width
Bleach/Cleaner Bottles Count Number of chemical cleaner containers Chemical_cleaner_containers
Building Materials Count Construction_debris
Buoys/Floats Count General_bouys_floats
Caps, Lids Count General_caps_lids
Car/Boat Parts Count Number of cars or car parts Cars_car_parts
Cigarettes/Cigarette Filters Count Number of cigarette butts Cigarette_butts
Cigar Tips Count Number of chemical cleaner containers Chemical_cleaner_containers
Clothing, Shoes Count Clothing_towels_shoes
Collectors Text Names_participants_in_group
Comments Text Additional comments. May include position range and may note mult. pot entaglements Comments
Condoms Count Number of condoms Condoms
State/Country Text Country in which the cleanup was conducted Country
County Text REQUIRED for site - County where event took place County
Crab/Fish Traps Count Number of crab pots/traps Crab_pots_traps
Crates Count Number of shipping crates Shipping_crates
Date (MM/DD/YYYY) Date REQUIRED for sites, date of event Cleanup_date_start
Diapers Count Number of diapers Diapers
Distance Cleaned (mi) miles The length of the beach covered by the cleanup Cleanup_distance_beach
Fireworks Count Fireworks
Fishing Line Count Number of pieces of fishing line General_fishing_line
Fishing Nets Count Number of fishing nets found General_fishing_nets
Food Wrappers/Containers Count Number of food containers General_food_containers
Glass Bottles Count Number of glass bottles found Glass_bottles
Glass Shards Count Glass_pieces
Interesting Items Text Most_peculiar_item
Light Bulbs/Tubes Count Number of light bulb tubes Light_bulbs_tubes
Lighters Count Number of cigarette lighters Cigarette_lighters
Number of Trash Bags Filled Count Number_garbage_bags
Oil/Lube Bottles Count Number of plastic oil bottles Plastic_oil_bottles
Pallets Count Number of pallets Pallets
Plastic Beverage Bottles Count Plastic_bottles
Plastic Sheeting/Tarps Count Number of plastic tarps or plastic sheeting Plastic_tarps_sheeting
Pull Tabs Count Number of metal pull tabs Metal_pull_tabs
Reference # Text Card_ID
Reference # Text Cleanup_ID
Rope Count Number of pieces of rope General_rope
Shotgun Shells/Wadding Count Number of pieces of ammunition Ammunition
State/Country Text REQUIRED for site - State where event took place State
Strapping Bands Count Number of pieces of strapping or bands General_strapping_bands
Straws, Stirrers Count Number of plastic straws or stirrers Plastic_straws_stirrers
Syringes Count Number of syringes Syringes
Tableware (cups, forks, etc.) Count Plastic_cups_utensils
Tampons/Tampon Applicator Count Number of feminine products Feminine_products
Tires Count Number of tires Number_Tires
Tobacco Packaging/Wrappers Count Number of cigarette packages Cigarette_packages
Total Estimated Weight (lbs) pounds Weight_trash
Toys Count Number of toys Toys
Treated/Creosote Wood Count processed lumber Wood_debris