Programs for Residents

Community Cleanup Days - April 22 & 23

On Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, thousands of Toronto residents, organizations and community groups and will do their part to keep our city clean and green.

Registration will open on March 1, 2017.

We encourage groups to register early to secure cleanup locations and schedule litter removal.

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  • Wear appropriate and protective clothing (boots, gloves, rain jacket, hat, sunscreen)

  • Bring a first aid kit to your cleanup event

  • Students should be accompanied by a person trained in first aid

  • When near or adjacent a road – be mindful of vehicles at all times

  • Do not work on unstable or slippery ground (ravines, river banks), in tunnels, or near stormwater management ponds

  • Only pick-up human-made litter – leaves, twigs and plants should be left on the ground

  • Be mindful not to damage or step on emerging spring plants (shrubs, bulbs, flowers)

  • Do not pick up or move heavy tree limbs and objects 

  • Do not pick up dangerous items (syringes and needles, metal, chemicals, medical waste) – report the location of these items to 311

  • Hazardous waste should be set aside from your recycling & litter bags. Items include: batteries, aerosol containers, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), helium and propane tanks/cylinders

  • Report suspicious items to the Toronto Police Service's non-emergency telephone number 416-808-2222

Blue bags for recyclables will be provided to each registered school. Here's a few important notes:

  • What goes in recycling

  • Place only 'CLEAN' recycling in the blue bags - dirty, soaked or decomposing papers and plastics should be placed in your black litter bags

  • Recycling collected in City of Toronto parks must be placed in or adjacent the large Toronto blue bins

  • Hazardous waste should be set aside from your recycling bags. Items include: 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 or school cleanups can speak with your superintendent