Marlborough to hold ‘Clean Sweep’ event

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Marlborough – On Saturday, April 28, the city of Marlborough will kick off its annual city-wide Clean Sweep project to clear trash and debris from most of the highly visible locations throughout Marlborough. Past participants include residents, elected officials, civic groups as well as corporate and business representatives.

“Project Clean Sweep is a great way to enjoy a spring day, get some exercise, and help clean up parks and neighborhoods. This is where we work, live, and play and it’s important to take pride in how our city looks,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the DPW Municipal Garage at 135 Neil St. to obtain work assignments, garbage bags and complimentary “Project Clean Sweep” t-shirts.

The following organizations have committed to help out this year: Dow Chemical, Tetra Tech, Quest Diagnostics, Telsa, St Stephen Lutheran Church, Emanuel Christian Center, Metro Church, Ft. Meadow Association and Thrive. Those unavailable to assist with efforts on that day can participate by sweeping their respective sidewalk areas into the roadside gutter (to assist the Street Sweepers) and picking up litter deposits in their immediate neighborhoods.

Last year’s good Samaritans picked up just over 9,000 pounds of debris. The City is hoping for an even greater turnout this year.