The 8th annual citywide effort to clean up Rochester gets underway this Saturday.  Hundreds of volunteers will spread out throughout the city as they part in what is called the Help Make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! event.  

Volunteers, participating alone or with a group, are encouraged to collect litter in Rochester anytime between April 19 – 26. Trash and recycling bags are provided, all you need to do is pick a location, pick a date, and pick it up! Pick up locations are still available. Registration information, maps and more can be found at 

Last year, nearly 3200 volunteers in 228 groups picked up litter at 245 collection sites that covered 5,185 acres of land in Rochester. These efforts resulted in 24,364 pounds of litter being removed from the environment, including:  a cat bed, a set of car keys, a love letter and a broken toilet.