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By October 19, 2019 No Comments

The City of Boston’s Environment Department and Public Works Department are organizing a clean-up along Melnea Cass Boulevard of Roxbury. The focus of the streets clean-up is to beautify and remove trash from Boston’s urbanized areas. A major component of the clean-up will be picking up and disposing of trash in the surrounding area. Volunteers will meet at the intersection of Melnea Cass Blvd. and Tremont street.

The clean-up will take place on:

– Saturday, August 17th
– 9-11AM
– Intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Tremont Street

Materials distributed will include trash bags and gloves to remove trash. The group will travel along Melnea Cass Boulevard and conclude the clean-up near Massachusetts avenue. Please remember to bring:

1. Water
2. Hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Close-toed shoes
5. Bug Spray
6. Pants or sweatpants
7. Gloves, if you have them

This clean-up will spark the conversation of where our waste ends up and how it impacts Public Health. Volunteers will assist the city in posing these questions and moving us closer closer to our goal of being a zero waste city.

About the Departments:

The Environment Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Boston by protecting our air, water, and land resources and addressing climate change. The Boston Public Works Department (PWD) provides core services essential to neighborhood quality of life. We direct general construction, maintenance, and cleaning of approximately 802 miles of roadways throughout the City.