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Litter Prevention & Cleanup

The Great Massachusetts Cleanup

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

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 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. For 2020, we encourage designating Saturday, April 25, for springtime cleanups. If we all work together on the same day, 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.

Looking for tips on how to get started? Listen to this podcast.

Great Massachusetts Cleanup

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!

Thursday, April 2, 2020
6:30 pm9:30 pm
The Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA 02452

Saturday, April 4, 2020
11:00 am1:00 pm
North Allston, Massachusetts

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
10:00 am3:00 pm
Boston, Massachusetts