clean-up operation

clean-up operation

1. An operation or concerted effort to clean or tidy some large area or thing. Now that the festival is over, the city is organizing a massive clean-up operation to return the streets to their former state. Following the spill, the oil company was court-ordered to pay for a clean-up operation for the entire region.
2. Any action or procedure meant to cleanse, eradicate, or resolve any final or lingering loose ends. We've gotten most of the hard work done for the merger—we'll just send our legal team through our accounts on a clean-up operation to make sure everything is in order before the move is finalized. The dictator began a massive clean-up operation after assuming total power, sending troops throughout the country to round up and execute any remaining dissidents.
See also: operation
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But long before most party-goers would have been out of bed, a clean-up operation got under way on Newcastle's streets.
Teams from Calderdale Council, West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service took to the streets of Halifax for a week-long clean-up operation which concludes today.
Due to Nashikaku's efforts, CBN visited the village on 20 October to start a clean-up operation.
KEEP Wales Tidy is currently promoting its "Great Taff Tidy" - a clean-up operation of the bank of the River Taff.
FAMILIES and councillors donned wellies and gloves to take part in a huge clean-up operation at a Tamworth lake.
Iain Chapman, Mission Antarctica's director of operations, said: ``The clean-up operation would have been impossible without JCB's help and assistance because 1,200 tonnes of waste and scrap could not have been picked up by hand.''
JUST BIN IT: Alison Hawkes, of McDonald's; Tracey Miller, of the Tidy Britain Group; and Lord Mayor Sheila Collins join youngsters in the clean-up operation (above) and (right) Michael Bramwell, aged five.
The major clean-up operation was organised by Sylvia Baker, committee member for Friends of Honley.
TONNES of rubbish have been removed from the streets of Tyneside as part of a major clean-up operation.
The council will remove the bags of litter at the end of each clean-up operation.
The clean-up operation is the task of environmental wardens Maggie Willey and Melanie Howd, who work as part of the Community Economic Development Initiative in Derwentside.
Three cars, a computer and a kitchen sink were among debris pulled from the Tyne during a clean-up operation.
A car park next to council offices on Campbell Park Road was last night sectioned off as officers continued their clean-up operation, using zinc and sawdust to soak up the chemical.