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Shelton Clean Sweep
Banishing Litter from Shelton, CT
The 11th annual Clean Sweep will be held the entire week of Earth Day, April 22, 2018.

Begins: Saturday, April 21
Ends: Sunday, April 29

How to participate in Shelton Clean Sweep:

1.  Join a cleanup or plan a cleanup in your neighborhood to remove litter from public spaces or waterways. 

Cleanup events open to the public:

Housatonic River Cleanup: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8 am to 2 pm. Go to the Sunnyside Boat Launch anytime during that time window. Boaters will take volunteers up and down the river to collect litter (low tide is the easiest time for litter cleanup). Organized by Housatonic River Clean-up Inc.  High School students can have community service forms signed.

Shelton Lakes Cleanup: Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day) at 1:00 pm. Meet at the Shelton Ave hiker lot where the powerlines cross (west of nells Rock Road). Organized by the Shelton Anti-Litter Committee. High School students can have their community service forms signed.



We encourage Sheltonites to organize cleanups in their neighborhoods. There are plenty of open space properties, waterways, roadways, and schools with litter problems.  Clean-up event examples: one person cleaning up their roadway, a neighborhood group cleaning up an open space property where litter blows in from the street, a Scouting group cleaning up a park or school, and a business cleaning up a roadway.

2. Organize some volunteers to clean that location, or work alone, whatever works best for you.  We have a neighborhood flyer that can help.

3. Register your cleanup event 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 scheduled).  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 102). 

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 the 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 Cleanup report 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).