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Volunteer at one of these beach cleanups organized by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM).

Most COASTSWEEP cleanups are held in September and October, with a few in late August and into November. In August, the list of available cleanups is posted below and updated every week through November.

It’s not COASTSWEEP season? No problem! Send a blank email (completely blank, with no signature line) to to receive reminders when cleanup lists are posted and updated.

Need more information? See Overview and Index for a full list of COASTSWEEP website content, or email your questions to We are always happy to help new volunteers!

Links to Cleanup Lists - Volunteer for these Cleanups

Click on a link below to find a public cleanup in your area (all PDF files). Please be sure to contact the coordinator to let him or her know you are coming. (Note: Private cleanups that do not seek additional volunteers are also held as part of COASTSWEEP. See the Private COASTSWEEP Cleanup List.)

  • North Shore (Salisbury to Revere)
  • Boston Harbor (Winthrop to Weymouth)
  • South Shore (Hingham to Plymouth)
  • Cape Cod (Bourne to Provincetown)
  • Islands (Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands) There are no public cleanups scheduled at this time. Please check back later.
  • South Coastal (Wareham to Seekonk)
  • Inland Cleanups - Cleanups of rivers, ponds, and lakes that are not on the coast
  • Underwater Cleanups - There are no public cleanups scheduled at this time. Please check back later.
  • Statewide List of Cleanups Seeking Volunteers

Become a Cleanup Coordinator

Don't see a cleanup in your community? Sign up to be a cleanup coordinator. See Information for Cleanup Coordinators for details.

Get Data and Information

Check out the Summaries of Annual Cleanups for links to an overview and statistics from past years of COASTSWEEP cleanups.

To learn about what marine debris is and how to reduce it, see More on Marine Debris.

And see the COASTSWEEP Contact Information for a staff list and contact details.

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