Buffalo Green & Clean 

Buffalo Green and Clean Logo

Mayor Byron W. Brown, the Division of Citizen Services invite the Buffalo community to participate in the Buffalo Green & Clean Initiative, formerly known as the Great American Cleanup.  Buffalo Green and Clean is an annual initiative focused on beautifying our city, homes, and neighborhoods by fostering social responsibility.  Since its inception, the Great American Cleanup has engaged more than 5 million volunteers and participants annually, making it the nation’s largest community improvement program.  

The City of Buffalo has participated in the Great American Cleanup since the name was adopted in 1999. Every spring since, the City of Buffalo has organized and encouraged community members to participate in cleanup events such as litter and shore-line pick-up, recycling, and tree planting. 

This year, we specifically ask that participants abide by CDC guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission : 

  • Physical distancing of 6ft.
  • Small groups of ten or less 
  • Wearing masks when appropriate
  • Frequent washing of hands and sanitizing 

In order to facilitate participation and mitigate barriers, the Division of Citizen Services will provide the trash bags, masks (limited amount) and coordinate the pick-up of trash bags after individual events.

Great American Clean-up


Registration for the Buffalo Green & Clean will remain open until October 2020.  Block Clubs, community leaders, public and nonprofit organizations, and Buffalo residents are encouraged to organize an event, recruit volunteers, and register their participation by :

- Calling Mayor’s 311 Call and Resolution Center 

- Emailing citizenservices@city-buffalo.com