--- a/do-binutils.sh
+++ b/do-binutils.sh
@@ -87,4 +87,9 @@
 $GNUMAKE -j$(num_cpus)
 $INSTALL_LAUNCHER $GNUMAKE install
 
+if [ -z "${SUPPRESS_CLEAN+""}" ] ; then
+	cd ..
+	rm -rf "binutils-$BINUTILS_VERSION-build"
+	rm -rf "binutils-$BINUTILS_VERSION"
+fi
 cd "$INITIAL_DIR"