Shelton Clean Sweep seeks volunteers to spruce up city

The Shelton Anti-Litter Committee will conduct the seventh annual Shelton Clean Sweep campaign from April 19-27. The initiative is held in conjunction with Earth Day on April 22.

Civic groups, businesses, schools and individuals are encouraged to organize and schedule a cleanup day and register the event on the committee’s website at

Trash bags will be provided by the city and pickup by the Shelton Highway and Bridges Department. Go to the website for more information.

Initiative was started six years ago

Shelton Clean Sweep was inaugurated in 2008 by the Anti-Litter Committee to create awareness of litter problems and to initiate a grass-roots effort to clean up streets, public recreation areas and school grounds.

The campaign has been a success, with a growing number of participants each year. More than 50 events were registered in 2013.

Among the participants have been Test America, Electric Cable, Friends of Shelton Libraries, Shelton Land Trust, Shelton High School Green T’s, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Adopt-a-Street program launched

The Anti-Litter Committee also will launch the Shelton Adopt-a-Street program prior to Earth Day, with information being mailed to the local businesses and civic organizations.

Adopt-a-Street is a nationwide effort in which businesses and organizations commit to removing letter from specific streets on a regular basis.