Respect Rochester


What is Respect Rochester?

Respect Rochester serves as a rallying call for residents, businesses, and government to unite in creating a cleaner, safer, and healthier community.

The City’s Department of Environmental Services is intensifying trash removal efforts along targeted commercial corridors in partnership with Neighborhood Service Centers that will support these efforts through intensified code enforcement and organizing and equipping volunteers who want to help keep the city clean.

To keep the anti-littering message top of mind, the City is rolling out branded “Respect Rochester” trash receptacles along commercial corridors, and grabbers, gloves, and trash bags will be available to anyone organizing a beautification event in their area.

Alongside City efforts, property owners, business operators, and neighbors are encouraged to access services or participate in events for ongoing beautification projects throughout the year.


How to Participate

Image  Join Walking for Rochester
Walking for Rochester strives to inspire everyday people to prevent and eliminate litter in Rochester. The group hosts community clean ups, corporate clean ups and much more.  Click here  to find how you can be a part this great community of do-gooders.
Image  Organize a Mini Sweep

Minisweeps are mini–Clean Sweep events, organized by the community and supported by the City. Mini sweeps can help you and your block club or neighborhood organization improve an area that needs a little love.  Click here  to learn more and organize your own event. 
20190511-NM2_7038.jpg  Come Out For Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep Saturday is May 4 starting at 8 a.m. at Innovative Field. Volunteers gather to collect a free Clean Sweep T-shirt, eat a light breakfast, and get their assignments before heading out to project sites in city neighborhoods.  
Volunteers will also receive a free ticket to that day's Red Wings baseball game, which starts that afternoon. They'll also receive a voucher for food and drink at the game and free parking will be available to those wearing Clean Sweep T-shirts. 
 Register today!

Respect Rochester Means Business

As stewards of our commercial corridors, retail businesses play a crucial role in maintaining cleanliness around their storefronts. For more information on how you and your business can help, contact your local Neighborhood Service Center.