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Supervisor Clavin Unveils ‘Operation Clean Sweep’; Announces Rollout of Town’s Rolling Mobile Anti-Litter Crews to Downtowns

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin was joined by members of the Town Board in front of Flowers by Mike in Oceanside to announce the implementation of Operation Clean Sweep – an initiative designed to improve the quality of life throughout America’s largest township with a focus on removing litter along roadways primarily in downtowns and business districts.

The sweeping anti-litter effort will include teams of Hempstead Town “Clean Sweepers,” led by the Town of Hempstead’s Department of Sanitation, to be dispatched to clear trash and clean key thoroughfares and pedestrian pathways. Joining Clavin for the announcement was Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilman Bruce Blakeman, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr., Councilman Tom Muscarella, Councilman Chris Carini, Town Clerk Kate Murray and Receiver Jeanine Driscoll.

The program has been enacted to maintain the character of the town’s busy downtowns and business districts, while keeping the environment clean and supporting small businesses and the local economy.

“Operation Clean Sweep is another important initiative that the Town of Hempstead is taking to enhance quality of life for our residents while also supporting our downtowns and small businesses,” Clavin said. “These public spaces are critical to the success of local businesses and our economy, and we want to do our part to remove litter, while protecting our environment and supporting our business districts, downtowns and neighborhoods.”

Crews will be dispatched to various locations throughout the summer and fall, and throughout the year – just look for the nostalgic mobile “Operation Clean Sweep” carts and the crews will be in action nearby!

The Town of Hempstead’s Operation Clean Sweep crews will be dispatched along with their signature mobile rolling cleaning apparatus. Today, the program kicked off along an area of Merrick Road in Oceanside. The mobile “Cleaning Command Posts” will have ample tools and supplies to remove polluting litter as crews travel to busy areas across America’s largest township.

“The Town of Hempstead is renewing our commitment to clean communities today and will do everything possible to ensure America’s largest township is free from polluting debris,” said Clavin.  “As residents return in droves to local stores and restaurants throughout America’s largest township during the COVID-19 pandemic, the town is doing its part to support local businesses and pedestrian traffic by keeping downtown areas free of litter and debris.”

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