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On the 1st SATURDAY of every month, ZeroTrash RSM holds a community clean-up event from 10am to noon. Everyone is welcome!

The ZeroTrash Story

ZeroTrash started in 2007 when Laguna Beach resident Chip McDermott grew tired of seeing trash in the streets and on Laguna's beautiful beaches. Rather than accept the status quo, Chip founded  ZeroTrash, an organization consisting of volunteers and local businesses dedicated to beautifying the environment and educating others as to the benefits of environmental awareness.

In 2014, Rancho Santa Margarita City Councilman Brad McGirr, with the assistance of the Bell Tower Foundation, founded the Rancho Santa Margarita chapter of ZeroTrash, and the RSM chapter has thrived ever since.  To date, ZeroTrash RSM volunteers  have removed thousands of pounds of trash from RSM's streets, parks and wilderness areas.  The ZeroTrash movement continues to expand to additional cities in Orange County with the hope that ZeroTrash will be implemented county-wide.


This all-volunteer community organization remains dedicated to ridding city streets, beaches and wilderness areas of trash, reducing waste, supporting local business, and educating others to take personal responsibility for our community and the environment!

Welcome to ZeroTrash RSM!

Make a Difference Today

ZeroTrash RSM is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to keeping Rancho Santa Margarita beautiful!  Won't you join us?




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