Recently at OneLogin we decided to prune and purge all merged branches in one of our large Git repos. Having never had to do this with more then a handful of branches, I had relied on the GitHub branches UI.
This UI is less than ideal when working with over about a dozen branches, so I started looking into scripts to help automate the process.
The best information I found was in this StackOverflow question:
I'll cut right to it.
Delete branches not merged into currently checked out branch on LOCAL
git branch --merged | grep -v "\*" | xargs -n 1 git branch -d
Prune your origin
git remote prune origin
Delete branches not merged into currently checked out branch on ORIGIN
git branch -r --merged | grep -v master | sed 's/origin\//:/' | xargs -n 1 git push origin