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As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, the Clean Toronto Together event in April is cancelled. Stay up-to-date on all affected City services and when they may resume by visiting toronto.ca/covid19.

Clean Toronto Together is expected to return next year: April 22 to 24, 2022.

Each year, Clean Toronto Together, the City’s annual spring cleanup weekend, brings together over 200,000 resident and community groups, schools, and businesses to help clean public spaces. The spring cleanup was cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

Community cleanups year round

The City supports groups who want to do their part by picking up litter and recycling – such as small plastics, cans, bottles and other waste – in their local park, beach or other public spaces outside of the regular spring cleanup weekend. To request a group cleanup and receive important safety information, please register here.

To support the health and safety of participants at this time:

  • COVID-19 safety guidance will be provided to all registered participants
  • the City will NOT provide free litter and recycling bags
  • special litter collection can be requested; however, participants are encouraged to dispose of recycling and garbage in City street and park bins

 

Clean Toronto Together is a city-wide spring cleanup that takes place over three-days (Friday to Sunday) every April. The next spring cleanup is tentatively scheduled for April 22 to 24, 2022.

Currently in its 18th year, Clean Toronto Together brings together more than 200,000 Toronto residents and community groups, schools, and businesses to help clean litter from our public spaces, including parks, beaches and schoolyards.

For more information please contact cleantoronto@toronto.ca

The Saturday and Sunday of the Clean Toronto Together weekend is your chance to 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! This allows the City to provide information about free litter bags, reserve your cleanup location and arrange special litter pickup, if required.

The Friday of the Clean Toronto Together weekend is for Toronto’s corporate community. Participating in the Corporate 20-Minute 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! This allows the City to support your cleanup, reserve the area to be cleaned and arrange special litter pickup, if required.

The Friday of the Clean Toronto Together weekend is for schools, colleges, universities, daycares and more. Gather your students and staff, and help clean your schoolyard or a neighbourhood park.

The School Cleanup Day and other school-led litter cleanups are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

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

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Programming Partners

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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 (needles or syringes, 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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