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

Cleanup Schedule 2022 9am – 12pm

  • April 23rd – North End, set up at Catali Mar
  • May 21st – South End, set up at the Orpheum Theatre
  • June 18th – Purchase Street area, set up at Servpro
  • July 16th – West End, Southcoast Hospitals Group
  • September 24th – Historic Palmer Island, 11 AM to 3 PM in honor of World Cleanup Day “Let’s Do It World” to help combat marine debris. Many volunteers will be needed for this cleanup.

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.