Skip to content

Clean-Up Cornwall!

Spring Clean-up Day 

April 21st 2018 9:00 am-1:00pm

Clean-Up Cornwall Logo with wheel barrow and garbage bag

Photo Gallery: Spring Clean-Up Week will appear here on the public site.











Show your community pride and join us for Cornwall Spring Clean-Up Day April 21st 2018!

With spring finally here, it's time to pitch in and Clean up Cornwall!

 Gather up a team of friends, family, co-workers, classmates or neighbours and help make our City look even better by cleaning a park, boulevard or other public space! In previous years, hundreds of individuals and groups have registered and volunteered to clean up a park, street or other public space during the weeklong event. Working together we can keep Cornwall clean and green!

Participating is easy!

Participating in the Spring Clean-Up Week is easy. 

Simply fill out our short registration form below and let us know what area of Cornwall you plan to clean up.To see a list of locations that other groups have already signed up to clean, please scroll to the bottom of this page. 

Spring Clean-Up Registration Form 

 Clean-Up Kits consisting of garbage bags and gloves can be provided to you and your team. Once finished, the collected garbage can be disposed of in one of the waste bins that have been set up for the week (see map with locations below). 

Get Involved!

Gettting involved in the Spring Clean-Up  is a great way to show your civic pride! Together, we can build a cleaner and greener Cornwall!

If you're a student or a teacher you can get your school involved. It's a great way to learn about the importance of being environmentally conscious.  You can challenge other grades or schools, and it also allows high school students to add experience to their resume as part of their community volunteer hours.

You can also get your workplace involved or if you're a business owner you can sponsor a team, a project or target an area you feel is important. You can also donate prizes, clean-up supplies or celebrate your employees participation with a lunch, or even have a friendly challenge with surrounding or competing businesses!


2017 Spring Clean-Up Week Participants
Team / Name               # of Particpants Location  Date               
Young Achievers Daycare 15  St. Anne's School yard April 27
Warm Up Cornwall Clean-up Crew 6 Adam park  April 24-28
Cornwall Nationals  10 River front April 22nd 
St. Lawrence Seaway  15 Eco-Garden April 21st
Seventh Day Adventist Church  10 Soccer Fields on Power Dam April 27th 
The Geneau's  2 Louisa St.  April 22nd
The Moores MdDonald St. April 22nd
The Malette's 4 Nick Kaneb  April 22nd
The Lascelle's Nick Kaneb  April 22nd
The Carson's 2 Montreal Road April 22nd
Sacred Heart 216 Sacred Heart School April 18th-21st
The Green Team 4 South Branch Road April 22nd
Friends of the Garden 10 City Gardens and parks April 22nd
Canal Keepers 3 Canal Bike Path  April 22nd
Team Caydence 3  St. Felix St. Montreal to 2nd  April 22nd
Cornwall District Minor Baseball 20 Legion Park April 22nd
The Millard's 2 Nick Kaneb  April 24th and 26th 
Beyond 21 20 Bike Path along River  April 24th-28th
St. Anne Stallions 15 Riverdale Park to St. Annes April 25th
Waterview Homeschool 3 Part St, Alice St. Bike Path April 24th
TR Leger SDP Class 4 Pitt St. To Meadowvale April 25th and 28th 
Cornwall Cub Scouts 30 Second St to Brookdale and Memorial Park  April 27th 

Thank you for helping to keep our City clean and beautiful! 


Is someone already cleaning up the location I had in mind?

Check out the chart at the bottom of this page to see a list of teams and individuals that have already registered and the locations they plan to clean during Spring Clean-Up Week!

You can choose to join a team already cleaning the area if the area is large enough or you can select an original location that no one else has registered yet. Be sure to register early if you would really like to participate in a particular area!


Suggested Supplies

We strongly suggest using gloves, black standard garbage bags. Bright clothing is encouraged and don't forget to bring water and sunscreen!

If you require supplies, there will be garbage bags and gloves available to pick up at the Spring Clean-Up Week Kick Off Event on Saturday, April 22nd, from 9 am to 1 pm in the municipal parking lot on Montreal Road (next to the Cornwall Community Police Service east end station).


Safety Tips

The safety of your team and yourself is important.

Please do not attempt to clean or lift any items you are unsure of!  Here are a few additional safety tips:

  • Wear appropriate gloves and footwear
  • Stay a safe distance from roadway traffic and wear clothes that make you visible to traffic
  • Wear long sleeve shirts and long pants
  • Ensure that participating children are well supervised
  • Be careful when handling glass, wood and pieces of metal
  • If you encounter items that are hazardous and/or unsafe, please leave them in place and contact the City of Cornwall Parks and Landscaping Department (613-930-2787)

What do I do with the litter I collected?

Garbage can be taken to one of the temporary waste bins that will be set up for the week or it can be put out to the curb on your regular garbage/recycling collection day.

Temporary waste bins will be in place at the following locations:

  • George Assaly Lane (east side of Pitt Street between Second and Third Streets)
  • The Port Theatre parking lot on Montreal Road
  • Municipal parking lot on Montreal Road (next to Cornwall Police east end station)


Hazardous Materials

Please note that hazardous waste should not be placed in the bins. Toxic materials can only be accepted at the Landfill site on specified Household Hazardous Waste Days.

There will be a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day taking place during Spring Clean-Up Day, on Saturday, April 21stnd from 8 am to 12 pm and Wednesday, April 25th from 7:30 am to 4 pm. For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Days, please click here.

If you encounter items that are unsafe or difficult to move, please leave it in place and contact us the details.