Litter Prevention & Cleanup

The Great Massachusetts Cleanup

Join the Great Massachusetts Cleanup and make your community a more beautiful place to live! 

Every spring, volunteers in communities across the state organize litter cleanups, park maintenance projects, tree planting, and other community service events as part of the Great Massachusetts Cleanup. 

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

For 2018, we are encouraging Cleanup Captains to designate Saturday, April 28 for their Great Massachusetts Cleanup events. If we all work together on the same day, we can make a bigger impact across the state.

If that date does not work in your community, the results from any cleanups during the months of April and May 2018 will be included as part of our annual impact report.

Great Massachusetts Cleanup

Cleanup Captains Needed

We are seeking volunteer Cleanup Captains to organize cleanup events in Massachusetts communities during the spring of 2018. 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 or download your Great Massachusetts Cleanup Captain Startup Kit documents here:


Seeking Business Sponsors

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 Massachusetts.


View photos from the 2017 Great Massachusetts Cleanup