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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! The exact locations of the bins will be announced shortly - stay tuned!

Make sure to join us at the Spring Clean-Up Week kickoff event on Saturday, May 3rd. The full details will be announced soon.

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!

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?

We will list areas that teams and individuals have chosen to clean upYou 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!


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?

If at all possible, please separate the recyclables from litter when you are out collecting.

Garbage and recycling can be brought 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.

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.



Thanks for helping to keep our City clean and beautiful!