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Toronto’s annual spring cleanup will take place on April 26-28, 2019. Join 200,000 residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups for the 16th annual city-wide cleanup of public spaces. Register now!

  • Community Cleanup Days: Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28
  • Corporate 20-Minute Makeover and School Cleanups: Friday, April 26

Registered cleanup events are eligible for free litter and recycling bags. The City will also offer special litter collection for cleanups, subject to approval.

To get involved, please select your cleanup.

On April 27-28, thousands of Toronto residents and community groups will do their part and pick up litter to keep our city clean and green.

Joining is easy:

  • Select your favourite park, beach, ravine or any other public space that needs a cleanup.
  • Ask your friends, family and neighbours to join your cleanup team.
  • Plan your cleanup by determining the start time, day, supplies that will be needed and if waste disposal is required.
  • Last, register your cleanup – it’s important.

When you register you can request special litter collection, subject to approval, and are eligible for free litter and recycling bags. Registration closes on Wednesday, April 17.

Sign up here

Participating in the 20-Minute Makeover can be a great team-building event and a great way to show that your organization is committed to a cleaner and greener Toronto.

Joining is easy:

  • Select your favourite sidewalk, park, beach or any other public space that needs a cleanup.
  • Ask your co-workers to join you.
  • Plan your cleanup by determining the start time, supplies that will be needed and if waste disposal is required.
  • Last, register your cleanup – it’s important.

When you register you will receive a free corporate cleanup kit, containing litter bags and nitrile gloves. You may also request special litter collection for your cleanup, subject to approval. Registration closes on Friday, April 12.

Sign up here

To learn more about the Corporate 20-Minute Makeover contact Kim.Stemshorn@toronto.ca

The School Cleanup Day is your opportunity to pitch in and help to keep Toronto clean and green. Gather your students and staff and clean your schoolyard or a neighbourhood park. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in as little as 20 minutes.

The first 500 schools will receive a free school cleanup kit, containing litter and recycling bags and two boxes of nitrile gloves. All registered schools will be acknowledged for their support. Registration closes on Wednesday, April 3.

Sign up here

To learn more about the School Cleanup Day please contact Jeff.McCormick@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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