"We did it, L.A.! More than 11,000 Angelenos removed 24,000 pounds of trash today, September 21, for Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day on the planet," reads the narrative on the Heal the Bay website.
"Volunteers cleaned over 32 miles of local beaches, inland waterways, regional parks and city neighborhoods at 50 cleanup sites throughout Los Angeles County," the website reads.
"This year’s unsolved mystery is the origin of the five clay statues of the Hindu god Ganesha found throughout California.
"Volunteers also found a chaise lounge at Cabrillo State Beach in San Pedro that would no doubt go great with the 120 pounds of carpeting found at Dockweiler Beach."
According to the California Coastal Commission website: Coastal California: "A volunteer in Long Beach found a stereo speaker with a live octopus inside. The speaker was opened and the octopus returned to the ocean."
Whole Foods Market will donate $100 gift certificates to the volunteers who found the unusual items.
The 29th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day was presented by the California Coastal Commission, according to a news release.
With only 70 percent of cleanup sites reporting, this year boasted more than 50,000 volunteers collecting 251 tons of trash and recyclables from across the state.
"Coastal Cleanup Day is always an incredible celebration of our coastal and aquatic environments," said Coastal Commission Marine Debris Program Manager Eben Schwartz.
"These tens of thousands of volunteers have proven once again what a treasure the California coast really is by showing their dedication to its protection and preservation."