It's important to register your cleanup event so that the City can determine if special litter collection is required. Registration also ensures that multiple groups do not clean the same location.
School - Tuesday, April 4
Corporate - Tuesday, April 11
Community - Monday, April 13
After April 3, pick up free GLAD® bags at any of these locations:
- Pizza Pizza locations in Toronto
- 250 City of Toronto Community Centres
- Toronto City Hall & Metro Hall
- Civic Centres
Quantities are limited.
Place the litter in the campaign GLAD bags and leave the bags neatly piled at the location indicated on your registration form. If you clean a park please leave the bags beside a park litter & recycling bins. Bags should be piled in safe and highly visible spot so that collection trucks are able to find it easily.
Place CLEAN recycling in the blue bags, such as empty plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Adding litter, wet paper, dirty recyclables, metals, or any other incorrect items (e.g. batteries) into the blue bag will contaminate the recyclables. Contaminated blue bags end up in the trash. Please recycle right.
Do not put household hazardous waste (HHW) into the garbage or recycling bags - this includes batteries, syringes, paints, medications, compact florescent light bulbs and cleaning products. Hazardous waste should be dropped off at a HHW depot. For more information, call 311.
Please leave the litter you collect at the proper location ready for pick-up by 2 p.m. on the day of your registered cleanup. City crews will pick up the litter you collect during the April 21-23 cleanup weekend. It may take up to 24-48 hours to collect the litter for all registered events. .
If you find large items, such as tires, furniture, shopping carts, scrap metal, etc., please call 311 and report the location. We don't encourage groups to move large and/or heavy items.
Please do not bring rakes or other garden tools to your cleanup. Raking can damage plants and spring flowers.
You'll have a much more pleasant day if you're prepared. Wear appropriate clothing such as gloves, boots and a hat. You may find it helpful to bring snacks, water, bug repellent, sunscreen, and a pail or other container to carry any sharp objects that you collect.
Clean Toronto Together is a rain or shine event. The City will not schedule litter pick-up for a new event date.
Starting in March, City staff kick-off the annual spring cleanup by cleaning up debris and litter on streets, parks and waterways across the city, and removing posters and graffiti vandalism on City property. City work crews also pick up the litter and debris that is collected through the community, corporate and school cleanups.
For more information about Clean Toronto Together, call 311. Looking for more ways to get involved in keeping our City clean, green and healthy year-round? Check out livegreentoronto.ca.
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