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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.  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 streams. 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 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).