Southold Township has over 160 miles of shoreline and close to fifty major creeks, ponds and inlets; our shoreline, both public and privately owned (to MHW), is a major asset to this town and should be cared for analogous to what is done for all other property throughout town during the spring and fall clean-ups.

Therefore, a cooperative effort is underway where the public and private sector are working together to care for “Where the BLUE meets the GREEN.” In cooperation with SoutholdVOICE, a non-profit organization of waterfront property owners, the Town will have a shoreline clean-up on the weekend of May 18, 19.

Residents will be able to bring any flotsam, jetsam or other shore laden debris to fifteen designated drop spots throughout the Town, where Town personnel will remove it. Residents will also be able to bring any of this debris, over the scales, at the Town’s Transfer Station in Cutchogue free of charge. Flotsam, jetsam, and other debris shows up on the shoreline areas of the Town through tidal action, storms, or neglect. Items can range from balloons, all types of plastics, used hygiene products, tires, tree limbs (and entire trees), dock pieces, flotation, and boat parts – basically anything that has the smallest capacity to float

Large signage will be placed at each drop spot prior to the clean-up. The selected drop spots are:

MATTITUCK
1 Breakwater Beach (Sound)
2 Bailie Beach (Sound)
3 Veterans Beach (Bay)

CUTCHOGUE/NEW SUFFOLK
4 Town Transfer Stations (over the scale)
5 New Suffolk Beach (Bay)
6 Nassau Point Causeway Beach (Bay)

SOUTHOLD/GREENPORT

7 Town Beach (Sound)
8 Sound Drive/67 Steps (Sound)

SOUTHOLD/PECONIC
9 Indian Neck Road (Bay)
10 Kenney’s Beach (Sound)
11 South Harbor PARK Beach (Bay)
12 Goose Creek Beach (Bay
13 Cedar Beach (Bay)

EAST MARION/ORIENT
14 Truman’s Beach (Sound)
15 Land’s End (Sound)