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Clean Toronto Together will return next year: April 21 to 23, 2023.

Clean Toronto Together, the City’s annual spring cleanup weekend, brings together resident and community groups, schools, and businesses to help clean public spaces.

This past April 22-24, over 58,000 Toronto residents joined 1,270 cleanups across Toronto.

Thank you to everyone who made the annual spring cleanup a huge success.

We hope to see you again next year!

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 scheduled for April 21 to 23, 2023.

Currently in its 17th year, Clean Toronto Together brings together 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 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 contact cleantoronto@toronto.ca

Holding a corporate cleanup is a unique team building experience and a great way to show your commitment to a cleaner, greener Toronto. Getting involved is easy!

First, identify a public space with litter challenges such as a park, ravine or beach. Second, recruit your co-workers to get involved. Last, contact the City and register your cleanup. This allows the City to provide safety information, verify the area to be cleaned and arrange special litter collection, if required.

For more information please contact cleantoronto@toronto.ca

The City welcomes the support of schools, colleges, universities, daycares and more, to help keep Toronto clean. Gather your students and staff, and clean your schoolyard or a neighbourhood park.

School cleanups should have approval from your school principal.

For more information about holding a school cleanup, please contact cleantoronto@toronto.ca

 

  • 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.
  • Learn what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

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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