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Litter Prevention & Cleanup

Join the Great Massachusetts Cleanup and Make a Visible Difference in Your Community!

Join the 2022 Great Massachusetts Cleanup and make your community a more beautiful place to live, work, and play! We've got the resources you need to organize a successful community cleanup.

Great Massachusetts Cleanup

WHAT IS THE GREAT MASSACHUSETTS CLEANUP?

Every year, volunteers in communities across the state organize community-wide litter cleanups and park maintenance projects as part of the Great Massachusetts Cleanup. 

Join up with your neighbors, friends, family, and co-workers to clean up and beautify your neighborhood or community.

Great Massachusetts Cleanup events can be scheduled for any time of the year, but generally, early spring and late fall are ideal for litter cleanups, with cooler temperatures and less vegetation. 

  • No matter when you schedule your cleanup events, please be sure to register your event with us and report your results.
  • If you need safety T-shirts for your volunteers, we offer customized shirts starting at $6 for orders of 100 or more shirts and $8.50 for orders of 25-99 shirts. Contact us for details.
  • If you need to order Trash Grabber Tools, contact us for the latest pricing. For small orders, visit our Shop page to receive a 15% discount on Garbo Grabbers.
  • Looking for tips on how to get started? Scroll down to watch our video, download our free guide, or contact us now!


Please register your Great Massachusetts Cleanup event 

Please report your Great Massachusetts Cleanup results here 


Cleanup Captains Needed

We are seeking volunteer Cleanup Captains to organize cleanup events in Massachusetts communities. We offer training and guidance to make it easier for you to get your cleanup event organized and attract as many volunteers as possible.

If you’re an individual volunteer looking for a cleanup event in which to participate, please visit our events page to find an event in your area or contact us for more information.

Cleanup Captains: Contact us for more information, download your Great Massachusetts Cleanup Captain Startup Kit documents here, or scroll down for an instructional video:


Watch Video Below To Learn Tips for Organizing a Litter Cleanup Event

Businesses: Become a Great Massachusetts Cleanup Sponsor

If your business would like to participate or become a business sponsor of the Great Massachusetts Cleanup, please contact us or visit our business sponsor page to make an investment in a cleaner, greener Massachusetts.

Sample Volunteer T-Shirt (for Mansfield cleanup event)

Display your company's logo on thousands of volunteer T-shirts across Massachusetts!


Saturday, August 20, 2022
9:00 am5:00 pm
Manchester, Gloucester, Rockport

Every Third Saturday in August

Friday, September 2, 2022
9:30 am1:30 pm
Salem Willows, Palmer Cove, Forest River Park, Riley Plaza

Sunday, September 4, 2022
9:00 am12:00 pm
Methuen, MA