Clean Sweep - 2016


2016 Clean Sweep Breaks  Record

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.

Clean Sweep 2016 image gallery

Stay tuned for information on next year's Clean Sweep. In the meantime, consider oraganizing a Mini Sweep in your neighborhood. Learn more>> 

Help Rochester sparkle at Clean Sweep

For the third year in a row, the City of Rochester partnered with the Rochester Red Wings to host a one-day, all-city Clean Sweep, starting 8 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at Frontier Field (map).

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

Clean Sweep is a community gathering, offering citizens an opportunity to reacquaint themselves with old friends and make new ones. City crews also remove graffiti, clean City properties, repair sidewalks and fill potholes during the Saturday Sweeps.

Clean Sweep is also become team-building exercises for neighborhood associations, church groups, school clubs and teams, and civic organizations. Residents can also take advantage of Clean Sweep by raking and their own yards and sidewalks and placing the bulk refuse at the curb, knowing a City crew will soon come by to retrieve it.