As the snow starts to melt, you might notice a winter’s worth of litter scattered around the city. Twice a year, thousands of residents help keep our community spaces clean and green through Cleaning the Capital and you can join them by registering for the spring 2023 campaign!
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Cleaning the Capital campaign. It is estimated that over one million kilograms of waste has been removed by more than 1.4 million volunteers since the campaign began in 1994.
We are grateful for the long-term commitment of many volunteers who have continued to participate in cleanup projects every year. We encourage any residents interested in participating, including high school students looking to complete community involvement hours, to register now.
Registration is open until Monday, May 1. You can choose from a variety of places to clean up, including community parks and greenspaces, shorelines, roadsides, or even areas around bus stops.
Important dates for the spring campaign:
- Wednesday, March 15: Registration opens
- Saturday, April 15 to Wednesday, May 31: Spring Cleaning the Capital campaign
- Saturday, April 22: Earth Day 2023
- Monday, May 1: Registration closes
- Thursday, June 15: Deadline to submit your online cleanup report
Starter cleanup kits are available upon request. To learn more about the campaign or to register your project, visit ottawa.ca/clean.
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