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Cornwall Spring Clean-Up Week

April 22 - April 28, 2017

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Show your community pride and join us for Cornwall Spring Clean-Up Week from April 22nd to April 28th!

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 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. 

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 22   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 
  • Stay tuned for more details!


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:

  • Dairy Queen coupons
  • A pizza lunch for one lucky team at Boson Pizza


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).


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
  • The Port Theatre parking lot on Montreal Road
  • Municipal parking lot on Montreal Road (next to Cornwall Police east end station)
  • Mattice Park

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 Saturday, April 22nd from 8 am to 12 pm and Wednesday, April 26th 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 Particpants Location  Date               
Young Achievers Daycare 15  St. Anne's School yard April 25
Cari's Clean Up Crew 10 Recreational path from Edward St to Montreal Rd and Danis Apri 23
Team Caydence   2 St Felix (Montreal Rd to Second St) April 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
17th Cornwall Pathfinders 11  Optimist Park, rec path, neighbourhood April 18
17th Cornwall Guides 26 Terry Fox Park, Mercier Avenue, neighbourhood April 19
17th Cornwall Sparks   25 Neighbourhood of McKenzie Street and Ross Street April 20
17th Cornwall Brownies 23  Pitt St North of the 401 Overpass, both sides of street April 20
MLI Exchange Students and Family Crew 12 Waterfront in Riverdale April 27, 28
Patriotes   Kinsmen Park April 27
St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation 15 Rotary Eco Park April 22
Green Bean 8 Riverdale Park and surrounding area April 23
Riverdale Round-ups 20 Power Dam Drive from Haulage to north of Vincent Massey Drive April 24
St. T Trash Terminators 4 St. Theresa Park April 25
Cornwall Seventh Day Adventist youth 15-20 Soccer fields on Second Street W April 24, 25
Trash Bandits 4-5  McConnell and Tenth Area  April 23
Sacred Heart Catholic School 250 Optimist Park, bike path, St. Theresa Park areas April 26, 27, 28
Le Vllage Litter Destroyers 6 Le Village April 23
United Way Clean-up Squad 6   April 23
Eco Warriors 6 Adam Park and Lourdes Ave April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Julie Haywood 1 Belmont St between Easton and First St April 23
Trash Compactors 3 Tollgate Rd to Brookdale Ave April 23, 24
Mad About Cleanup 2 Emma Ave from Cumberland to Tollgate April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Amazing Green Team 18 Second St between Cumberland and Augustus April 23
Little Cleaners 9 Parks on 13th and Sydney April 23, 24
CCVS Tasmanian Devils 14 Few blocks around CCVS April 29
Team Legros Avengers Cleanup 4 Snetsinger Park April 23
Sparkling Clean Team 4 Water Street April 23
Waterview Homeschool 3 Park St (west), Alice St (south of Montreal), rec path from Alice to Prince Arthur) April 23, 24, 25
Adopt-a-Street Team 2 Marleau between Lochiel and Iroquois April 23, 24, 25
Beyond 21 10 Rec path beside St. Joseph's Secondary School and yard April 27
Trash Pirates 4 Menard Park and sidewalk between St. Peter's School and Bilington April 23
Ecole Ste-Lucie 200 School yard and surroundings April 29
Job Mob 4 Second St West from Haulage to Saunders April 23
Team Antoine 3 Lamoureux Park bicycle path behind baseball diamonds April 24
Clean International 10 Gray's Creek Park April 24
Laurencrest Comfort Zone Prgoram Garbage Crawl 15 Area around Civic Complex April 25
Eco Clean Kids 8 Trails around 10th St April 24
Team Depot 10 Brookdale Ave April 26
Spring Cleaner 1 Hamilton Cres off of Marleau Ave April 23, 27
Cornwall Chamber
Young Professionals
8 Seventh St between Harvey's and Benson Centre April 28
Rose Martin 3 Guy St April 23
Sunrise Group 4 Second St April 23
Horticultural Society 12 Glengarry & Champlain April 23
Cornwall District Minor Baseball 20 Legion Park April 23
Gary Dunn 1 Brookdale Ave April 23
Belinda Chai 2 Power Dam Drive April 23
Noemi, Madison, Austin 3 Kinsmen Park April 23
Irene and Michael Lalonde 3 Riverdale April 23
Pam and Ray Carson 2   April 23
Gerald and Louise 4 Marleau to Lasalle April 23
Alexandra Peyton 1 Parks around 11th & Sydney April 24
Spring Cleaner 1 Hamilton Cres off Marleau Ave April 23, 27
Environmental Services and Cornwall Transit 12 Second St from Brookdale to Transit, water plant, Angelo Lebano Lane April 28


Thanks for helping to keep our City clean and beautiful!