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Shelton Clean Sweep
Banishing Litter from Shelton, CT
Due to the pandemic, the 14th annual Clean Sweep will run for an extended time 2021. This should allow for greater flexibility for groups who have scheduling concerns.

Begins: Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021
Ends: National CleanUp Day, Saturday, September 18, 2021

The 2021 patch features the Boehm Pond Beaver. Request free patches after completing a cleanup on public property by email: conservation@cityofshelton.org.

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. 

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 very flexible about dates chosen.

4. Pick up bags and gloves from City Hall, Conservation office Room 102. Contact the Natural Resource Manager Teresa Gallaghe to ensure she is in the office when you come (conservation@cityofshelton.org or 203-924-1555 x1315). 

5. Clean up litter anytime between Earth Day, April 22 and National CleanUp Day, Sept 18. 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 free iron-on patches, please send an email to conservation@cityofshelton.org. Include the area you cleaned and the number of patches requested.