The volunteer effort will focus on the town's only salt-water beach.

BRAINTREE − The Braintree stormwater division is teaming up with the state Office of Coastal Zone Management for a Smith Beach cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 5, as part of the CoastSweep program.

Each September and October, thousands of CoastSweep volunteers collect tons of trash from beaches, marshes, river banks and the seafloor, joining the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup − the world's largest volunteer effort for the ocean.

Mayor Joseph Sullivan said Smith Beach is the town's waterfront.

"The area is a great place for families and this cleanup will underline the beach's importance to our town," the mayor said.

Work on the cleanup can be used to meet community service requirements.

Refreshments will be provided before and after the event, and participants should park in the beach parking lot on Edgehill Road.

In the event of rain, the cleanup will be moved to Oct. 12.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Julie Sullivan at 781-794-8947 or at jmsullivan@braintreema.com.