Clean Sweep 2017

Clean Sweep Showing Pride in Our City 


Clean Sweep Appreciation Night is June 23

The City of Rochester and Rochester Red Wings will host Clean Sweep Appreciation Night on Friday, June 23 at Frontier Field after Saturday’s game was rained out. More than 2,000 volunteers collected almost 22 tons of litter and debris during Saturday’s Clean Sweep operation. Learn more>>

Clean Sweep 2017

For the fourth year in a row, the City of Rochester partnered with the Rochester Red Wings to host a one-day, all-city Clean Sweep.

See Pictures from Clean Sweep here>>

Volunteers are encouraged to sign up in advance by calling 311 or using the following link, but everyone is welcome to join the day of the event, too!
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If you're new to Clean Sweep, here's how the day works:

  • Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6 at Frontier Field (map). 
  • Volunteers park free during Clean Sweep and the game in the Oak Street lot. Transportation is provided from Frontier Field to projects and back
  • Come in the main entrance and find your group or join a project
  • Pick up your free t-shirt, coffee, juice, muffins and Danish
  • Take a seat in the stands for Mayor Lovely A. Warren's welcome and the group photo
  • Buses leave Frontier Field at 9 a.m.
  • Work gloves, tools and bags are provided at each job site
  • Buses bring volunteers back to Frontier Field for the game

Clean Sweep is community in action!

Reconnect with old friends and make new ones

Do some team-building with your neighborhood association, church group, school group, club, team, family or civic organization

Get volunteer credit (ex: for Participation in Government class)

Residents can take advantage of Clean Sweep, too. Place yard debris at the curb and a City crew will soon come by to retrieve it

City crews remove graffiti, clean City properties, repair sidewalks and fill potholes during the event

Meet and work alongside Mayor Warren, City Council members and community leaders

2016 Clean Sweep Recap

Thank you to the more than 3,100 people participated in the 2016 Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 30. Together, we collected more than 29 tons of litter and debris and beautified 75 project sites across the city. To cap it all off, the Rochester Red Wings defeated the Scranton Wilkes Barre Railriders in an exciting, come-from-behind finish.

View our image gallery to see why so many people had fun at Clean Sweep.