Keep Tybee Tidy!
A reminder to residents and visitors alike: All litter on the beach must be in a container at all times. We share our coastal waters with diverse species of wildlife. Marine debris is a problem we can readily solve together. The majority of marine debris starts out on land and is transported by wind and rain to our waterways. The Department of Public Works cleans up approximately 4 tons of litter from the beach areas each morning during the off-season. In season, the amount of trash removed can range from 6 to 15 tons daily. After special events, the total can rise to 35 tons the next day. While we are thankful that much of this material is left in the cross-over trash bins, environmental damage, harm to endangered wildlife, and the physical safety of visitors are all directly impacted by litter carelessly left behind in the sand, from cigarette butts to glass bottles to plastic bags. Litter at your site that is left on blankets or towels can still blow away. Glass containers are never allowed on the beach! For all these reasons, uncontained litter will subject you to a $100 fine. Please keep your litter properly stowed! By properly disposing of trash and recycling, our habitat can remain clean and healthy while we enjoy the pristine beauty and safety of our beaches and coastal community. Pick up and pitch in.