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Litter Prevention & Cleanup

The 2020 Great Massachusetts Cleanup

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

Great Massachusetts Cleanup

After postponing last spring’s Great Massachusetts Cleanup due to COVID-19, we have rescheduled the 2020 Great Massachusetts Cleanup to the entire month of October 2020. Please be sure to check with local municipal officials to ensure that any event you plan conforms to local COVID-19 regulations.


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 this year, we are recommending cleanups take place during the month of October. With cooler temperatures and less vegetation, October is an ideal time to remove litter from your community. If we all work together during October, we can make a bigger impact across the state.

  • 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 tee shirts for your volunteers, we offer customized shirts for $6.00 each.
  • Looking for tips on how to get started? 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 Tee Shirt (for Mansfield cleanup event)

Display your company's logo on thousands of volunteer tee shirts across Massachusetts!