Vero Goes Zero

Beach Baskets

After teaming up with Indian River County and the City of Vero Beach to pilot this novel opportunity back in 2019, Beach Baskets have become the brand-new best friend for anyone visiting Florida’s beaches. You can find these free baskets at public beach access points across Florida encouraging beachgoers to pick up debris while they visit the beach. These baskets have shown to be a cost-effective tool for engaging both residents and area visitors as stewards of the environment. Checkout our interactive map of basket locations below.

Want a Beach Basket station at a beach access near you?

Coastal Cleanups

Become a citizen scientist for a day as we remove debris from beaches, lagoon-front parks, and beachside parking lots and sidewalks.To sponsor our coastal cleanups or set up a private cleanup for your group or business, please email

Sunrise At Sexton

On the first Wednesday of every month, our “trashiest” volunteers meet at 7 am for a sunrise beachfront cleanup starting at Sexton Plaza in Vero Beach, Florida. Everyone is welcome to join us as we keep debris out of our storm drains and off our sandy beaches. Sign-in required at arrival.

Quarterly Cleanups

Volunteer with us for a community-driven cleanup event scheduled once every few months at a coastal park in Indian River County, Florida. Approximately 100 pounds of debris is removed during every Coastal Cleanup Event. Cleanup dates and locations can be found on our Event Calendar.

Request a Cleanup

Our cleanup team is happy to help you and your group, organization, or business host their own coastal cleanup as a team building experience. To request a private cleanup event, please email

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

WRAP Recycling

Coastal Connections, Inc partners with Indian River County and the Oceanfront Business Association to provide special recycling opportunities for members of our community.

WRAP Recycling is a program extension to a Statewide initiative offered by Indian River County SWDD. Our team provides education and a free removal service for small businesses who collect soft plastic films or wrapping typically found around packaged goods. WRAP materials can include bubble wrap, plastic bags, cling wrap, and soft plastic packaging. These materials are scheduled for pickup and are weighted and evaluated before being taken to a local convenience center by a CCinc team member for bundling and recycling.