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Litter Prevention & Cleanup

Join the Great Massachusetts Cleanup!

Join the 2021 Great Massachusetts Cleanup and make your community a more beautiful place to live, work, and play. 

Great Massachusetts Cleanup

WHAT IS THE GREAT MASSACHUSETTS CLEANUP?

Every year, 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 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 $5.00 each. Contact us for details.
  • Looking for tips on how to get started? Scroll down for 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 or download your Great Massachusetts Cleanup Captain Startup Kit documents here:


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!


Every Third Saturday in August

Saturday, August 21, 2021
9:00 am11:30 am
Meet at the ServPro parking lot, 1476 Purchase St., New Bedford

Saturday, August 28, 2021
9:00 am12:00 pm
Salisbury Beach Center in front of the stage - Ocean Front S, Salisbury, MA 01952

Saturday, August 28, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
1005 Columbia Road, South Boston, MA 02127

First full week of September every year