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Cornwall Spring Clean-Up Week

May 3 to May 10, 2014

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Show your community pride and join us for Cornwall Spring Clean-Up Week from May 3rd to May 10th!

With spring finally here, it's time to pitch in and clean Cornwall. Gather your friends, family, co-workers, classmates or neighbours and help make our City look even better by cleaning a park, boulevard or other public space! Working together we can keep Cornwall clean and green!

This year's Spring Clean-Up Week promises to be the biggest yet!

The Downtown and Le Village Business Improvement Areas have joined as partners in the event, and additional waste bins will be placed in the Downtown and Le Village areas to make it easier for businesses and residents in the surrounding areas to participate! See below for details on garbage bin locations.

Spring Clean Up Week Events
Saturday, May 3
Spring Clean Up Kick Off Event

9 am - 1 pm

Municipal Parking Lot on Montreal Rd (next to Cornwall Police station)

Stop by to pick up your cleaning kits!

Drop off your electronic waste and old reusable items and clothing!


Wednesday, May 7
Household Hazardous Waste Day

7:30 am - 4 pm

Drop off your household hazardous waste at the City Landfill!

For more info, click here.


Saturday, May 10
Bark and Compost Day

9 am - 1 pm

Purchase mulch and compost at the City Landfill through this event hosted by the Cornwall & District Horticultural Society!

Proceeds from the event will benefit community projects!

For more info, click here.


Participating is easy!

Participating in the Spring Clean-Up Week is easy - and you can win some great prizes!

Simply fill out our short registration form below and let us know what area you plan to clean up.

Spring Clean-Up Week 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. Or, if it's more convenient, it can be placed at the curb of your home or residence on your regular garbage/recycling day for pick-up.


Get Involved!

Gettting involved in the Spring Clean-Up Week 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!


Why register?

By registering you become eligible for some great prizes! Also, you will receive a Certificate from the Mayor's Office for your participation.

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

Check out the chart below 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, leaf and yard waste bags and don't forget 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, May 3rd, from 9 am to 1 pm in the municipal parking lot on Montreal Road (next to the Cornwall Community Police Service east end station).


Do you have any suggested 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 unsafe, please leave them in place and contact the City of Cornwall Parks and Landscaping Department 


What do I do with the litter I collected?

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

Spring Clean-Up Week

(Click on the map above for a larger version)

Garbage bins will be in place for the week in the following locations:

  • The former Cornwallis site on Second Street West
  • George Assaly Lane on Pitt Street (eastern edge)
  • Entrance to the Eco Park on Race Street
  • The parking lot of Porter’s Restoration on Marlborough Street South
  • The municipal parking lot on Montreal Road (next to the Cornwall Police station)
  • The empty lot on Louisa Street south of Montreal Road (behind Strung Out Guitars)

Hazardous Materials
Please note that 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 Week, on Wednesday May 7th, 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 the City of Cornwall Parks and Landscaping Department with the details.


List of participants for 2014 Spring Clean-Up Week
Individual / Team NameNumber of ParticipantsClean-Up LocationDate
Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp Stormont25Tenth Street, east of McConnell AvenueMay 6
St. Columban's Catholic School150Lamoureux Park 
Team Anti-Bacteria3West end of Lamoureux Park 
Sanitary Sisters3West end of Lamoureux Park 
Eco Warriors4Adam ParkMay 3, 4, 10
Villeneuve's Clean Up Crew10Eleventh Street and Reneal Street areaMay 3, 4, 7, 9, 10
17th Cornwall Guides23Terry Fox Park and areaMay 6
MOE Cornwall Green Team5Horovitz ParkMay 5
Cornwall Wesleyan10Nav Centre to Marina 200May 3
Rod and MP2Nick Kaneb Drive between Marleau and Holy CrossMay 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
17th Cornwall Sparks25Pitt Street, McKenzie Street, Duval Avenue 
17th Cornwall Pathfinders6Optimist Park and adjacent bike path 
Sacred Heart Catholic School223 (students and teachers)St. Theresa Park, Norman Park, area around Aubin Street and bike path 
Team Bergeron6Legion Memorial Park (Second and Bedford Streets)May 3
The Great SDC Class15CCVS school grounds and surrounding block (Fourth Street, Fifth Street, Sydney Streets)May 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bring on the Clean5 +Vincent Massey DriveMay 10
East Front Golden Eagles50Wooded area at end of Easton Avenue 
The Johnsons4Nick Kaneb Drive 
Ev Johnson1Gray's CreekMay 3
Baseball Clean Up Crew15Legion Ball Park DiamondsMay 3, 4
Janice Dalton and Justine Gervais2St. Peter's School and ChurchMay 3
Downtown Trash Masters8Downtown, Pitt, First and Second StreetsMay 4
Transition Cornwall +2 to 5Saunders Drive from Power Dam to Second StreetMay 5, 6, 7, 8 , 9, 10
Andrew Junesoo Lee2DowntownMay 3, 4
Anne's Team2Kinsmen Park between Third and Fourth StreetsMay 3
Daune MacDonald1Nick Kaneb Drive (south part), Second Street along fence from Fire Station to Nick Kaneb Drive, Gary's CreekMay 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
The Nature Protectors Waterfront area near Kinsmen soccer fieldsMay 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Transit / Water Purification Plant10861 - 863 Second Street WestMay 8
Team Earle6Entrance to the Eco ParkMay 4
The Quicker Picker Uppers7Fifteenth Street West bicycle pathMay 9
Le Village Green Team4Le Village areaMay 4
St. T Clean Up Crew4St. Theresa ParkMay 6
Rachelle and Caydence Andre2St. Felix and Belmont Street from Montreal Road to Second StreetMay 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
City Slickers Pickers (Dept. of Planning, Parks and Recreation)12Brookdale Avenue north and south of Second Street 
Team Beauregard5Jobin AvenueMay 4, 6, 8, 10
Waterview Homeschool3East Lamoureux Park, Alice and Park StreetsMay 6, 7
The EL-Korchi's Menard ParkMay 3, 8
Cornwall Multi-Sport Club Trash Dash10Nav Centre to Second Street to Billington to Nav CentreMay 4
Tam & The Warriors3Boys & Girls Club, Terry Fox Memorial Park, Quest PTS, Ecole Marie-TanguayMay 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
SLCleaners3East end bike path, St. Lawrence College areaMay 5, 6, 7
Peter and Marilyn Matte2Caswell, Daly to 13th, 13th Street West (south side)May 3, 4, 5, 6
TR Leger Transitions Class11Around 1500 Cumberland AvenueMay 6, 7
Team Cornwall5Brookdale traffic circle and surrounding areaMay 6

École secondaire L'Héritage Plein air /Outdoor Education

15Bike path, Danis Street, Belmont StreetMay 6, 7

Cornwall & District Horticultural Society

10 - 20Lamoureux ParkMay 3

Marcel and Carmen Laframboise

2Alexander ParkMay 3

Bert and Madeleine Cardinal

2Tollgate Road EastMay 3

Mary Berube

1York Street, Pitt Street, Second StreetMay 3

Louise Guilbeault

Marleau from Iroquois DriveMay3

Lucille Desrosiers

1Louisa and Montreal RoadMay3

Megan Henry

1St. Columban'sMay 3

Jewels Haywood

1Belmont StreetMay 3

Youth of Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall

5 - 10Sydney StreetMay 10


Thanks for helping to keep our City clean and beautiful!