Marine Debris Database

ICC Cleanup Data

Protocol Description
Year Started
Created By
Ocean Conservancy


Label Unit Description Internal Field
55-Gal. Drums Count Number of 55 Gallon Drums 55_gallon_drums
6-Pack Holders Count Plastic_6_pack_rings
Appliances Count Home_appliances
Bags(Paper) Count Paper_bags
Bags(Plastic) Count Plastic_bags
Bait Containers/Packaging Count General_fishing_bait_containers
Balloons Count Plastic_balloons_ribbons
Batteries Count Small_batteries
Beverage Bottles (plastic) 2 liters or less Count Plastic_bottles
Beverage Cans Count Metal_beverage_cans
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
Cars/Car Parts Count Number of cars or car parts Cars_car_parts
Cigarette Lighters Count Number of cigarette lighters Cigarette_lighters
Cigarettes/Cigarette Filters Count Number of cigarette butts Cigarette_butts
Cigar Tips Count Number of cigar tips Cigar_tips
Cleanup Date Date REQUIRED for sites, date of event Cleanup_date_start
Clothing, Shoes Count Clothing_towels_shoes
Condoms Count Number of condoms Condoms
Country Text Country in which the cleanup was conducted Country
County Text REQUIRED for site - County where event took place County
Crab/Lobster/Fish Traps Count Number of crab pots/traps Crab_pots_traps
Crates Count Number of shipping crates Shipping_crates
Cups, Plates, Forks, Knives, Spoons Count Number of dishes or utensils General_food_dishes
Diapers Count Number of diapers Diapers
Fishing Line Count Number of pieces of fishing line General_fishing_line
Fishing Lures/Light Sticks Count Number of plastic fishing lures or light sticks Plastic_fishing_lures_light_sticks
Fishing Nets Count Number of fishing nets found General_fishing_nets
Food Wrappers/Containers Count Number of food containers General_food_containers
Beverage Bottles (glass) Count Number of glass bottles found Glass_bottles
Latitude decimal degrees Decimal degrees of latitude coordinate of the event location Latitude
Light Bulbs/Tubes Count Number of light bulb tubes Light_bulbs_tubes
Location ID Text The ID of the location involved in the cleanup Location_ID
Longitude decimal degrees Decimal degrees of longitude coordinate of the event location Longitude
Distance Cleaned miles The length of the beach covered by the cleanup Cleanup_distance_beach
Number of Trash Bags Filled Count The number of garbage bags filled from beach cleanup Number_garbage_bags_beach
Oil/Lube Bottles Count Number of plastic oil bottles Plastic_oil_bottles
Pallets Count Number of pallets Pallets
Number of People Working on This Card Count Number of volunteers for the beach cleanup Number_volunteers_beach
Plastic Sheeting/Tarps Count Number of plastic tarps or plastic sheeting Plastic_tarps_sheeting
Total Estimated Weight Collected pounds Total pounds of debris collected from beach Pounds_trash_beach
Pull Tabs Count Number of metal pull tabs Metal_pull_tabs
Rope Count Number of pieces of rope General_rope
Shotgun Shells/Wadding Count Number of pieces of ammunition Ammunition
Beach Site Name Text REQUIRED for sites - Name of event site. Cleanup_site_name
Type of Cleanup Text Type of site cleaned (coastal or inland) Site_type
State 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
Tampons/Tampon Applicators Count Number of feminine products Feminine_products
Tires Count Number of tires Number_Tires
Tobacco Packaging/Wrappers Count Number of cigarette packages Cigarette_packages
Toys Count Number of toys Toys
Watershed ID Text The ID of the watershed in which the cleanup took place Watershed_ID