10th annual Clean Sweep will be held the entire week of Earth
Day, April 22, 2017.
Begins: Saturday, April 15
Ends: Sunday, April 23
How to participate in Shelton Clean Sweep:
1. Find a public place or waterway that needs to be cleaned up.
We have some places listed
if you don't have a spot in mind.
There are plenty of open space properties with litter problems, many of
our roadways are problem areas, and litter constantly washes into our
See also the
Housatonic River Clean-up
website for their annual clean-up normally held in late April
or early May.
2. Organize some volunteers to clean that location, or work alone
whatever works best for you. We have a
Register your cleanup
as early as possible so others can see what you
plan to clean up and we avoid multiple groups cleaning up the same spot.
See what other people have already signed up to clean
so there's no
conflict with clean-ups (if you want to clean up the same location as
someone else, please choose a date AFTER the clean-up that was already
Note that we are flexible: Cleanups do not actually need to be held April
18-26. If some other date in April works better for you, that's fine
(earlier is better).
4. Pick up bags and gloves
from the Community Center or
City Hall (Mayor's office, 2nd floor, or from the Natural Resource Manager Teresa Gallagher, Room
5. Clean up litter anytime during the WEEK of Earth Day
, April 22. If
another day in April works better, that's OK, too. Consider taking photos for us.
6. If necessary, call
Highways and Bridges to pick up
accumulated litter 203-924-9277 during business hours. Do not
bring the trash home if you plan for Highways and Bridges to make a
special trip - leave it along the nearest roadway.
7. File a
that lets everyone know how much you
picked up. This gives us a better picture of how many people have picked
up litter throughout the city. If you didn't register, you can
still file a cleanup report. We encourage it.
8. For certificates from the Mayor and/or free iron-on patches, please
complete the request form (see left menu).