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
2023 Cleanup Schedule
9am-12pm except for Palmers Island
- May 20th – South End – HQ at the Orpheum Theatre, 1000 Water St.
- June 10th – West End – HQ at Southcoast Hospitals Group, 101 Page St. Parking Lot
- July 15th – Downtown -HQ at Servpro, 1476 Purchase St.
- Oct 28th – Palmer Island – HQ located at the bottom of Gifford St. 1pm-4pm
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.