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Cornwall Spring Clean-Up Week

April 25 - May 2, 2015

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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! 


Spring Clean-Up Week Partners

DBIA      Le Village     Chamber logo


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 25   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
  • Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley will be on hand to collect electronic waste
  • A tire disposal bin will also be set up on site, courtesy of AB Cartage
  • Enjoy a lunchtime BBQ courtesy of the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall


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:

  • Free swim passes from the Cornwall Aquatic Centre
  • Sweet treats from Dairy Queen Cornwall (1307 Pitt Street)
  • Backyard composters
  • City of Cornwall apparel
  • and much 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, 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).


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 (613-930-2787)


What do I do with the litter I collected?

Spring Clean Up bins

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:

  • 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)

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 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 ParticpantsLocation Date               
Steve Thompson Dover Heights ParkApril 25, 26
The Millards2Nick Kaneb Drive between Marleau Avenue and Holy Cross BoulevardApril 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1
Patty Daigle6 +Lamoureux Park, Civic Complex sidewalks and bike pathApril 25
17th Cornwall Pathfinders8Optimist ParkApril 27
17th Cornwall Sparks25Neighbourhood around McKenzie, Ross and Mercier StreetsApril 29
17th Cornwall Guides21Terry Fox Park and neighbourhoodApril 28
17th Cornwall Brownies25Pitt Street north, both sides from Eamer's Corners Public School to city limitsApril 29
Eco Warriors4Adams ParkApril 25, 26, May 2
Councillor Carilyne Hébert and Friends5 - 10Emma Street rec path leading up to and including Meadowvale ParkApril 25
SDA Church15 - 20 April 29
St. T Helpers!4 + April 29
Seaway Team10Eco ParkApril 21
The Scorpions4Legion Park ball diamonds and rec path from Race Street to Civic ComplexApril 25
Comfort Zone10 - 20Lamoureux ParkApril 25
Clean Freaks6 +Cumberland and 4th Street areaApril 25
Sacred Heart Catholic School240Aubin Ave, Gallinger, 15th Street, Pitt Street North, Optimist Park, rec path to St. Joseph's 
Equipe Rose des Vents13 +Second St and Rose des Vents to Menard ParkApril 26
Team Awesome10Gallinger Park, Elsie Ave, Branch Dr, Ellen Ave and Lottie AveApril 25
TR Leger Transitions Class8Rec path near Emma and CumberlandApril 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1
Yolo6Along St Lawrence RiverApril 25, 26
Famille Legros3Snetsinger Park (Blessed Sacrament Rd)April 25
Le Village Clean Up Crew5 +Le Village and surrounding areaApril 25
The Trashy Trio3Tollgate Road from Fortier St to Brookdale AvenueApril 25, 26
The Bergerons3Old CN Railway ditch between Eighth and Ninth StreetsMay 2
Les Patriotes de La Citadelle9SchoolyardApril 27
Team Caydence3St. Felix Street between Easton and First StreetApril 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, May 1
Dream Green Team3 so farDowntownApril 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1, 2
Maracle-Carriere Family6Riverdale ParkMay 2
MLI Exchange8Waterfront trail by soccer fields at west endMay 2
Dewey Do It Cleaners6Library city block and parking lotApril 28
Bergevins3Marlborough and Ninth StreetsApril 26
Clean Beans5Behind Civic Complex waterfrontApril 25
Patriotes70La Citadelle, Kinsmen Park, Bob Turner fieldApril 27, 28, 29, 30 
The Antoines3Eamer's CornersApril 27, 28
Cornwall & District Horticultural Society5+Various locationsApril 25
Tacks6Around Cumberland and 7th Streets, our workplaceApril 25
Brousseau family and friends6 +St. Theresa Park, St. Theresa Church and surrounding streetsApril 26, May 2
Brian Lessard Rec path from Museum to RCAFA WingApril 27
Nature Lovers2 +ParksMay 1, 2
Team Depot4Guindon ParkMay 1
Ken Smith3 April 25
Daune MacDonald and friends4Nick Kaneb Drive, East Ridge Subdivision, Sunrise Acres, Grey's Creek 
The Eco Friends5Arba Court, Daprat ParkApril 26
Daniel Beauregard2Jobin Avenue 
Kim Hodgins East end 
Shontelle and Krista Tyo2East end 
St Lawrence College36SLC Cornwall CampusApril 30


Thanks for helping to keep our City clean and beautiful!