Clean Swell

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About this app

Join a global movement to keep beaches, waterways and our ocean trash free!

Clean Swell® makes it easy for anyone to make an impact. When you head out to clean up in your neighborhood, beach, or park use Clean Swell to be a part of long-lasting solutions. With this app you can easily record each item of trash you collect, which helps scientists and advocates around the world tackle ocean trash at a global scale. Clean Swell makes it easy for you to become a champion for our ocean with ways to get involved in our Action Center and share your work with your friends and family.

Join thousands of International Coastal Cleanup® volunteers who are working for a cleaner ocean by picking up millions of pounds of trash each year. Simply open Clean Swell and “Start Collecting” trash wherever you are around the world. The data you collect will instantaneously upload to Ocean Conservancy’s global ocean trash database. Anytime, anywhere, you can use Clean Swell to see the impact you’ve had on our ocean and get involved in the fight for trash free seas.

With Clean Swell you can:

* Record every item of trash you collect and share with scientists and policy-makers around the world.
* Share your Cleanup results and impact with friends via social media.
* Become an ocean advocate with action alerts and helpful blogs in our Action Center.
* See the total weight of the trash you collect, track the location of your cleanup (only if you have enabled GPS or Location on your device) and see your total distance cleaned.
* See your overall impact on our ocean with a complete historical record of your cleanup efforts.

Once you download Clean Swell, you will need a valid email address to set up an account. Your privacy is very important to us, so rest assured that we’ll always keep your details secure.
Updated on
Nov 3, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

213 reviews
A Google user
January 3, 2019
The app is easy to use, but should provide the option to add items in bulk (i.e. +100 pieces of styrofoam all at once instead of tapping the icon 100 times). Also, when i try to look at my past clean-ups, it gives me an error telling me that I have a weak connection, even if I don't. Because of a long period of inactivity, the app booted me out and "submitted" my data, but i haven't received an email summary so I'm afraid they've lost the data. Also, I need the ability to edit past clean ups.
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A Google user
October 5, 2019
Wish there was something like this for picking up trash in the city, too. Or a setting in this app for city clean up. Great app all around otherwise, tells you how much of each item you picked up and the estimated total weight of trash you picked up that day!
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Choclit Cutey
July 8, 2022
The app was perfect with time and distance tracking, as well as tracking the trash. But when I clicked the button to submit the data, it wouldn't submit. Everything I did for 2 hours went down the drain. I'm hoping someone responds to fix it.
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Clean Swell
July 19, 2022
We sincerely apologize for the challenges you experienced. It appears the troubles were caused by version 1.8.11. Updating to version 2.0.0 should help resolve the submission issue you described. Your feedback is important to us. We hope you will let us know how you like the latest version of Clean Swell.

What's new

Improve login experience.
Add stability improvements.