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Registration for the 17th annual spring cleanup will open on Monday, March 2, 2020.

 

Every spring over 200,000 residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups come together for the annual city-wide cleanup of public spaces. Groups and individuals can register their applicable cleanup on the following dates:

  • Community cleanups: Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26
  • Corporate cleanups: Friday, April 24
  • School cleanups: Friday, April 24 or Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day)

Registration is used to book your cleanup location, such as a park, and helps prevent multiple groups from cleaning the same public space. The City will also support registered cleanups with litter and recycling bags, and special litter collection, subject to approval.

We look forward to you seeing you this April.

On Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, join thousands of Toronto residents and community groups to help pick up litter and keep our city clean and green.

Getting involved is easy!

  • Select your favourite park, beach, ravine or any other public space that needs a cleanup.
  • Invite your friends, family and neighbours to join the cleanup.
  • Register your cleanup – it’s important. Registration allows the City to provide information about free litter bags; reserve your cleanup location and arrange special litter pickup, if required. Registration will open on March 2.

To learn more about the Community Cleanup Days, please contact cleantoronto@toronto.ca

Every year, hundreds of Toronto businesses join the Corporate 20-Minute Makeover – part of the City’s annual spring cleanup.

Participating in the Makeover is a unique team building opportunity and a great way to show your commitment to a cleaner, greener Toronto.

Getting involved is easy!

  • Find a public space in need such as a laneway, ravine, sidewalk, or park.
  • Recruit your co-workers to get involved.
  • Register your cleanup – it’s important. Registration allows the City to support your cleanup by providing corporate cleanup supplies, reserve the area to be cleaned and arrange special litter pickup, if required. Registration will open on March 2.

To learn more about the annual Corporate 20-Minute Makeover, please contact cleantoronto@toronto.ca

Calling all teachers, principals and other school administrators!

Friday, April 24, is your day to inspire others by helping keep Toronto clean and green. Gather your students and fellow staff and clean your schoolyard or a neighbourhood park. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in as little as 20 minutes. School cleanups on Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day) are also encouraged!

Registration will open on March 2.

Registered schools will be provided a school cleanup kit that contains: litter and recycling bag; a limited supply of nitrile gloves; and a recognition certificate from the City.

To learn more and join the 2020 School Cleanup Day, please contact cleantoronto@toronto.ca

Thank you to our sponsors and partners. Together we can keep Toronto clean and green!

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  • Wear appropriate and protective clothing (boots, gloves, rain jacket, hat, sunscreen).
  • Bring a first aid kit; students should be accompanied by a person trained in first aid.
  • Be mindful of vehicles when near or adjacent to a road.
  • Do not work on unstable or slippery ground (ravines, river banks), in tunnels, or near stormwater management ponds.
  • Only pick-up litter. Leaves, twigs and plants can remain on the ground.
  • Avoid stepping on shrubs, bulbs, and flowers.
  • Do not pick up or move heavy objects such as tree limbs.
  • Do not pick up dangerous items (syringes and needles, metal, chemicals, medical waste) – report the location of these items to 311.
  • Hazardous waste such as batteries, aerosol containers, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), helium and propane tanks/cylinders, should be set aside from recycling and litter.
  • Report suspicious items to Toronto Police Service via their non-emergency telephone number at 416-808-2222.

Recycling Tips

  • Only put clean recycling in the blue bags, such as empty plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
  • Place dirty recyclables, wet papers, and metal in the litter bag.
  • Recyclables collected in a City park should be placed in or beside the large City blue bins in the park.
  • Check the Waste Wizard or download TOwaste App on your smartphone to find out what can and cannot be recycled.
  • Keep hazardous waste separate from garbage and recycling. Hazardous waste includes batteries, aerosol containers, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), helium and propane tanks/cylinders, syringes and needles.
  • Do not pick up dangerous articles (syringes and needles, metal, chemicals, medical waste) – report the location of these items to 311. School cleanup leaders may report this to their Superintendent.

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