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Cornwall Spring Clean-Up Week

April 23 - April 29, 2016

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Show your community pride and join us for Cornwall Spring Clean-Up Week from April 23rd to April 29th!

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 2015, there were 48 groups and 632 individuals who registered and volunteered to clean up a park, street or other public space during the weeklong event. Over 34 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.

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 (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 23   9 am - 1 pm
Municipal parking lot on Montreal Road (next to Cornwall Police east end station)

  • Stop by to register your team and pick up your clean-up supplies
  • There will be a barbecue lunch for participants courtesy of the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall
  • Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley will be on site collecting building materials, lighting, furniture, appliances, electronics (in good working order) and e-waste
  • A tire disposal bin will also be set up on site, courtesy of GFL (formerly AB Cartage)


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!


Register and win great prizes!

By registering you become eligible for some great prizes, such as:

  • Swim passes to the Cornwall Aquatic Centre
  • Dairy Queen coupons
  • Play It Again Sports gift certificates
  • Cornwall bags from Campbell Creative
  • Composters from the City of Cornwall
  • City apparel
  • and more!!


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 23rd, 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 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.

Spring Clean-up week bins

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

  • George Assaly Lane (east side of Pitt Street between Second and Third Streets)
  • Eco Garden on Race Street
  • Porter's Restoration parking lot on Marlborough Street South
  • Municipal parking lot on Montreal Road (next to Cornwall Police east end station)
  • Empty lot on Louisa Street (behind Strung Out Guitars)
  • Fines Home Hardware parking lot (corner of Pitt and Thirteenth Streets, new location made possible by GFL)

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 Week, on Wednesday, April 27th, 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.



2016 Spring Clean-Up Week Participants
Team / Name              # of ParticpantsLocation Date               
Young Achievers Daycare15 St. Anne's School yardApril 25
Cari's Clean Up Crew10Recreational path from Edward St to Montreal Rd and DanisApri 23
Team Caydence  2St Felix (Montreal Rd to Second St)April 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
17th Cornwall Pathfinders11 Optimist Park, rec path, neighbourhoodApril 18
17th Cornwall Guides26Terry Fox Park, Mercier Avenue, neighbourhoodApril 19
17th Cornwall Sparks  25Neighbourhood of McKenzie Street and Ross StreetApril 20
17th Cornwall Brownies23 Pitt St North of the 401 Overpass, both sides of streetApril 20
MLI Exchange Students and Family Crew12Waterfront in RiverdaleApril 27, 28
Patriotes Kinsmen ParkApril 27
St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation15Rotary Eco ParkApril 22
Green Bean8Riverdale Park and surrounding areaApril 23
Riverdale Round-ups20Power Dam Drive from Haulage to north of Vincent Massey DriveApril 24
St. T Trash Terminators4St. Theresa ParkApril 25
Cornwall Seventh Day Adventist youth15-20Soccer fields on Second Street WApril 24, 25
Trash Bandits4-5 McConnell and Tenth Area April 23
Sacred Heart Catholic School250Optimist Park, bike path, St. Theresa Park areasApril 26, 27, 28
Le Vllage Litter Destroyers6Le VillageApril 23
United Way Clean-up Squad6 April 23
Eco Warriors6Adam Park and Lourdes AveApril 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Julie Haywood1Belmont St between Easton and First StApril 23
Trash Compactors3Tollgate Rd to Brookdale AveApril 23, 24
Mad About Cleanup2Emma Ave from Cumberland to TollgateApril 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Amazing Green Team18Second St between Cumberland and AugustusApril 23
Little Cleaners9Parks on 13th and SydneyApril 23, 24
CCVS Tasmanian Devils14Few blocks around CCVSApril 29
Team Legros Avengers Cleanup4Snetsinger ParkApril 23
Sparkling Clean Team4Water StreetApril 23
Waterview Homeschool3Park St (west), Alice St (south of Montreal), rec path from Alice to Prince Arthur)April 23, 24, 25
Adopt-a-Street Team2Marleau between Lochiel and IroquoisApril 23, 24, 25
Beyond 2110Rec path beside St. Joseph's Secondary School and yardApril 27
Trash Pirates4Menard Park and sidewalk between St. Peter's School and BilingtonApril 23
Ecole Ste-Lucie200School yard and surroundingsApril 29
Job Mob4Second St West from Haulage to SaundersApril 23
Team Antoine3Lamoureux Park bicycle path behind baseball diamondsApril 24
Clean International10Gray's Creek ParkApril 24
Laurencrest Comfort Zone Prgoram Garbage Crawl15Area around Civic ComplexApril 25
Eco Clean Kids8Trails around 10th StApril 24
Team Depot10Brookdale AveApril 26
Spring Cleaner1Hamilton Cres off of Marleau AveApril 23, 27
Cornwall Chamber
Young Professionals
8Seventh St between Harvey's and Benson CentreApril 28
Rose Martin3Guy StApril 23
Sunrise Group4Second StApril 23
Horticultural Society12Glengarry & ChamplainApril 23
Cornwall District Minor Baseball20Legion ParkApril 23
Gary Dunn1Brookdale AveApril 23
Belinda Chai2Power Dam DriveApril 23
Noemi, Madison, Austin3Kinsmen ParkApril 23
Irene and Michael Lalonde3RiverdaleApril 23
Pam and Ray Carson2 April 23
Gerald and Louise4Marleau to LasalleApril 23
Alexandra Peyton1Parks around 11th & SydneyApril 24
Spring Cleaner1Hamilton Cres off Marleau AveApril 23, 27
Environmental Services and Cornwall Transit12Second St from Brookdale to Transit, water plant, Angelo Lebano LaneApril 28


Thanks for helping to keep our City clean and beautiful!