Upcoming Cleanups

OCS Encourages Everyone to Get Involved!

Organized Cleanups: OCS encourages everyone to get involved. Leading by example, we hope to teach behaviors that will result in helping to create a cleaner, safer environment for generations. Operation Clean Sweep organizes a series of cleanups throughout the city from April – September. It is only possible with the help of hundreds of civic minded volunteers and the support of City Services and neighborhood businesses.

With the support of city resources. we are creating a cleaner, prouder New Bedford.

To Report Highway Litter: To report areas of trash on State Roads and Highways please contact the Dept of Transportation in Taunton at 508-824-6633

2024 Cleanup Schedule

9am-12pm except for Palmers Island

  • April 13th – Earth Day Cleanup – Acushnet Ave Neighborhoods – Love The Ave HQ behind Cotali Mar Restaurant, 1178 Acushnet Ave.
  • May 18th – South End – HQ at the Orpheum Theatre on Route 18, 1005 Water Street
  • June 2nd – Palmer Island, meet at the bottom of Gifford St. in New Bedford. 9am-12:30pm
  • June 15th – Open schedule, location to be determined
  • July 20th – Clasky Common Park and downtown Area – HQ at Servpro, 1476 Purchase Street
  • August 17th – Rain date or a Pop-Up Cleanup
  • September 14th – Palmer Island – HQ located at the bottom of Gifford Street, 9 AM – 1 PM by US Harbors

How to Volunteer: Pre-registering helps us to plan for important volunteer services. Click below to register or call 508-989-9049,

Day of Cleanup: Sign up/check in at our Operation Clean Sweep headquarters table. Remember to bring your reusable water bottle if you got one last year! Tools and bags will be provided.

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Have you considered sponsoring Operation Clean Sweep Volunteer Tee Shirts?  It’s an easy way to show the community that you care. The cost is just $250 to support this community effort.

Operation Clean Sweep

Our mission is to raise awareness and educate people about the far reaching negative effects of litter and trash on our environment.