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Show your community pride and join us for Cornwall Spring Clean-Up Week from April 25th to May 2nd!
With spring finally here, it's time to pitch in and clean 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!
Working together we can keep Cornwall clean and green!
In 2014, there were 53 groups and individuals who registered and volunteered to clean up a park, street or other public space during the weeklong event. Over 30 tonnes of litter was collected in all!
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 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.
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). 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. In certain cases, a special collection can also be arranged.
Spring Clean-Up Week Kick-Off Event
Saturday, April 25 9 am - 1 pm
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!
By registering you become eligible for some great prizes, such as:
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!
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, April 25th, from 9 am to 1 pm in the municipal parking lot on Montreal Road (next to the Cornwall Community Police Service east end station).
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:
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.
The temporary bins will be located in the following locations:
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 Week, on Wednesday, April 29th, 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.
2015 Spring Clean-Up Week Participants
Team / Name
|# of Particpants||Location||Date|
|Steve Thompson||Dover Heights Park||April 25, 26|
|The Millards||2||Nick Kaneb Drive between Marleau Avenue and Holy Cross Boulevard||April 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1|
|Patty Daigle||6 +||Lamoureux Park, Civic Complex sidewalks and bike path||April 25|
|17th Cornwall Pathfinders||8||Optimist Park||April 27|
|17th Cornwall Sparks||25||Neighbourhood around McKenzie, Ross and Mercier Streets||April 29|
|17th Cornwall Guides||21||Terry Fox Park and neighbourhood||April 28|
|17th Cornwall Brownies||25||Pitt Street north, both sides from Eamer's Corners Public School to city limits||April 29|
|Eco Warriors||4||Adams Park||April 25, 26, May 2|
|Councillor Carilyne Hébert and Friends||5 - 10||Emma Street rec path leading up to and including Meadowvale Park||April 25|
|SDA Church||15 - 20||April 29|
|St. T Helpers!||4 +||April 29|
|Seaway Team||10||Eco Park||April 21|
|The Scorpions||4||Legion Park ball diamonds and rec path from Race Street to Civic Complex||April 25|
|Comfort Zone||10 - 20||Lamoureux Park||April 25|
|Clean Freaks||6 +||Cumberland and 4th Street area||April 25|
|Sacred Heart Catholic School||240||Aubin Ave, Gallinger, 15th Street, Pitt Street North, Optimist Park, rec path to St. Joseph's|
|Equipe Rose des Vents||13 +||Second St and Rose des Vents to Menard Park||April 26|
|Team Awesome||10||Gallinger Park, Elsie Ave, Branch Dr, Ellen Ave and Lottie Ave||April 25|
|TR Leger Transitions Class||8||Rec path near Emma and Cumberland||April 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1|
|Yolo||6||Along St Lawrence River||April 25, 26|
|Famille Legros||3||Snetsinger Park (Blessed Sacrament Rd)||April 25|
|Le Village Clean Up Crew||5 +||Le Village and surrounding area||April 25|
|The Trashy Trio||3||Tollgate Road from Fortier St to Brookdale Avenue||April 25, 26|
|The Bergerons||3||Old CN Railway ditch between Eighth and Ninth Streets||May 2|
|Les Patriotes de La Citadelle||9||Schoolyard||April 27|
|Team Caydence||3||St. Felix Street between Easton and First Street||April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, May 1|
|Dream Green Team||3 so far||Downtown||April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1, 2|
|Maracle-Carriere Family||6||Riverdale Park||May 2|
|MLI Exchange||8||Waterfront trail by soccer fields at west end||May 2|
|Dewey Do It Cleaners||6||Library city block and parking lot||April 28|
|Bergevins||3||Marlborough and Ninth Streets||April 26|
|Clean Beans||5||Behind Civic Complex waterfront||April 25|
|Patriotes||70||La Citadelle, Kinsmen Park, Bob Turner field||April 27, 28, 29, 30|
|The Antoines||3||Eamer's Corners||April 27, 28|
|Cornwall & District Horticultural Society||5+||Various locations||April 25|
|Tacks||6||Around Cumberland and 7th Streets, our workplace||April 25|
|Brousseau family and friends||6 +||St. Theresa Park, St. Theresa Church and surrounding streets||April 26, May 2|
|Brian Lessard||Rec path from Museum to RCAFA Wing||April 27|